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Celtics Morning Joe: What rebuilding process?

Posted by shawn cassidy on June 20, 2013 at 5:00 AM

Call me a bit over confident in Rondo, or maybe Danny Ainge for that matter. All I see is rebuilding out there by everyone. When I think of rebuilding I think of the Cleveland Cavs without Lebron,or the Raptors without Bosh. The Celtics will still have the best play maker in the game, who will want to show the world that he is the best after missing the rest of the season with an ACL injury. With Rondo we have some very talented players. Jeff Green in a post Paul Pierce era isn't bad at all. Jeff Green will be looked at to produce,and I trust him more than I have in the past. Especially with more time under his belt after his major heart surgery. The Celtics will also have a fresh set of eyes to build a team around their best player. Doc I loved as coach, but for the past year or so. He's failed to truly build an offense around Rondo, that's old news right?

The Celtics will have some money if the Doc and KG deal goes down, especially if they shed a contract. Lee or Terry seem to be the likely choices. The money won't come from KG as Jordan makes nearly same amount. The extra money will likely come from Paul Pierce's 15 million and the contract used in the Clipper deal. If the Celtics take back a Bledsoe contract of 2.6 million. They could still very well pull off another deal to land a max player this season. I'm no expert on salary cap stuff, but that's what I see from it all. Buying Pierce out gives Danny an option to go out there and pursue a max guy now. So many things are mentioned and rumored so it's hard to pin point what or who will be included. But it seems like Pierce will be let go if KG is gone with Doc.

Regardless of that. The Celtics will make the playoffs with Rondo leading the way. It's up to Danny to figure out who will workout best with Rondo. Danny could have a bigger off season than expected, or he will just have a minor summer with the Doc deal being the biggest thing. I have come emotionally ready for this era to end. It was happening very soon regardless, but the way it has ended has me hurt. It's time to hand the team over to Rondo and the new coach.

I was all for Pierce and KG coming back,but it seems as if Doc is speaking for those two.

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Reply paul
8:47 AM on June 20, 2013 
You aren't overconfident in Rondo, Shawn. The rest are blind. We do not know if Rondo will live up to what appears to be his potential, but we do know that if he does, we have possibly the best player in the game, potentially a great player. I'll take that chance every time. Will the new coach, and Danny, finally work with Rondo to build the team around him?

The way this has all gone down is just ugly. So ugly. And it looks like we will give up two great players and a great coach for next to nothing. Not a good start for Danny. Bledsoe should be part of the deal, or maybe we shouldn't do it. As you point out, Shawn, Jordan doesn't even seem to improve our cap situation. I'd like to think he could be part of a deal down the line too.
Reply paul
8:58 AM on June 20, 2013 
Someone at Celtics Blog said that Rondo will be like McCaulay Culkin in Home Alone - Lol!! Well said.

As regards Rondo's response to all this, I think a lot will depend on whom Danny brings in going forward, and whether Danny consults with Rondo over important issues, like who the coach is, and who Danny goes after. No one is talking about this, but they should, it seems to me. If we keep Rondo and don't trade him, we can't treat him like every other player.
Reply Greg
11:24 AM on June 20, 2013 
Bigs like Jordan could be hard to find? Unless we swing it for something bigger as u said Paul.. Rondo is one of the best in the game,and shame on Danny for leaving Rondo when he's going through rehab.
Reply paul
12:04 PM on June 20, 2013 
Greg says...
Bigs like Jordan could be hard to find? Unless we swing it for something bigger as u said Paul.. Rondo is one of the best in the game,and shame on Danny for leaving Rondo when he's going through rehab.

It seemed like the Three Amigos wanted Chris Paul two years ago, and they want him again now. I'm nearly certain that something happened after the Clippers game last season. Things were said.