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Poll: Celtics should deal Big Three

Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett (5) shoots over New

Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett (5) shoots over New York Knicks' Jared Jeffries (9) and Jeremy Lin, right, in the second quarter. (March 4, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Last week, we asked Newsday.com readers what the slumping Celtics, then 15-17, should do with the Big Three and Rajon Rondo at the trade deadline.

Seven days later, Boston is on a four-game winning streak, and the Atlantic Division is back in play with the 76ers slumping.

But is Celtics management convinced that the current roster can compete in the Eastern Conference? Will they look to add talent, stand pat, or even start rebuilding?

Here's how you responded to the poll question, "Should the Celtics break up their core?"

Yes, trade Ray Allen - 16%
Yes, trade Kevin Garnett - 4%
Yes, trade Paul Pierce - 12%
Yes, trade Allen, Garnett and Pierce - 28%
Yes, trade Rajon Rondo - 16%
No, they will get over this slump - 24%

If anything, the final two choices seem to be the most likely. After all, Rondo rumors did come to a boil last week before the team won four straight; could he find his way back on the block if Boston begins struggling again?

For the last time this season, this week's poll will be trade-related. Why? The deadline is March 15. We want to know which point guard you think the Lakers will acquire . . . if any. You can vote below or by clicking here.

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