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Grizzlies Q&A with Celtics expert William Sy

As the Celtics currently sit within reach of being among the top eight teams in the Eastern Conference, Brad Stevens and company are looking to shock the league and make a run at a postseason berth. What part will their prized rookies Marcus Smart and James Young play in that? What about Rondo's role amidst all the rumors surrounding him? What can we expect to see Friday night when the Celtics travel to Memphis to face the Grizzlies? CelticsBlog editor William Sy answers these questions and more!

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Sure, it's early.  This season's path is going to take multiple turns between now and the time the playoffs come around. It's probably too soon to determine who has staying power within the best eight teams in the Eastern Conference and who has a greater chance to fall out.  At the present moment, the Boston Celtics sit in ninth place in the East - ready to make a sustained push into the top eight.  And yet, Grantland's Bill Simmons, one of the Celtics' most popular fans, continues to include Jeff Green in every trade scenario he can conjure up, despite the fact that Green leads the team with an average of 19.0 points per game.

Do you know who is tired of always hearing about trade rumors and any other media story that doesn't relate to what happens on the court?  Brad Stevens.  Rajon Rondo.  Marcus Smart.  Jared Sullinger.  Jeff Green.

As Stevens and Rondo lead a group of young, talented players into Memphis on Friday night to face the Grizzlies, we are extremely grateful to have CelticsBlog editor William Sy join us to give his insight into the Celtics' current situation and provide his expectations concerning Friday night's game.