Boston Celtics Should Trade Rajon Rondo Sooner Rather Than Later

July 20th, 2013 by Brandon Sanders Leave a reply »

Trade your coach of nine seasons to the Los Angeles Clippers? Check.

Trade your franchise player? Check.

Trade the heart and soul of the team's defense in the same trade? Check.

Hire a 36-year-old coach with no former NBA coaching experience? Check.

The Boston Celtics are rebuilding! General manager Danny Ainge said goodbye to the "Big Three" era and seems ready to start a new era. It's beyond clear that the team, as constructed, cannot contend for a championship. 

Another thing is clear: This team also might not be bad enough to secure a top pick in the draft. This is when teams are faced with difficult decisions. They have young guys in Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger, Avery Bradley, Jeff Green and Marshon Brooks. They also have the (seemingly untradeable) three years and $30 million left on Gerald Wallace's contract.

How can the team improve from the roster they currently have and arrive at a new era sooner rather than later?

Trade Rajon Rondo.

I'm aware he's averaged double-digit assists each of the past three seasons. I'm aware he led the league in triple- ...

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