Now, we all know that Boston is an aging team, dying for a rebound and less of an air-tight compressed season. But will the team be all that much different next year? With KG and Ray's contracts expiring, we may all think so. But, we all know KG loves it in Boston, and I'm betting he'd be willing to come back maybe for his defensive knowledge. For a lower price however? No one knows. As for Ray, he's shooting like he's back in the 07'-08' season. And if he doesn't retire, I'm betting many teams will snatch him up for his 3 point shooting abilities, clutch performances, and veteran leadership.
Depending on draft picks (which we all know Danny sometimes has a hard time with) and a few minor tweaks in the lineup (I think our bench is pretty strong-- well, without Dooling, Daniels, and Pavlovic), and statuses of injured players (Green and Wilcox), I think the rebuilding of the Boston Celtics would be greatly less of a difficult task than we may all believe. Stiemsma is a solid back-up center-- hey, maybe even a decent starter (but I would prefer a Tyler Zeller), Green would be squeezed into the starting lineup at the 3 to go along with Rondo at the 1, possibly Pietrus at the 2, and Bass or Johnson (depending on Bass' player option) at the 4. Of course, this is not taking into account that there may be some great free-agent signings and or trades that put other players in the starting lineup.