I still don't understand why we need "rebuilding".
Rondo is young and good and a first team all star.
Bradley is young and good and is getting better.
Courtney Lee is young and a more than decent backup.
We have a guy who can run the offense. Bradley and Lee will become better shooters. Their defense is solid. But most importantly, they will give it everything every night.
I consider Jeff Green to be a future All Star. This dude has massive potential. He just needs to be more consistent. And over the past couple of weeks he has shown how dangerous he can be. He is definitely someone who can finish plays.
Jared Sullinger has been amazing in however much playing time he got. He is a decent shooter, plays great defense, and gets all those rebounds.
And all these players have like 6-7 good playing years ahead of them. They are definitely a really good core for the team to build on. Good defense, Good offense, Better Rebounding. Danny ainge just needs to add key bench players to make this team better. Add some 3 point shooters and defensive players on the bench and we actually have a championship contender.
The only thing we are missing is a Center. A good solid defender who can play post up offense. But that is something that can be handled in free agency. Josh Smith, Andray Blatche, Chris Kaman, Jason Maxiell, Samuel Dalembert.....are all unrestricted free agents this summer.
I dont get all the drama about trading Pierce and Garnett and rebuilding the team. They should be allowed to retire as Celtics. Garnett would actually be an amazing addition to the coaching staff. Even with Pierce and Garnett playing, we have players on the roster that will make a great future core.
Trade in pieces like Bass and Barbosa an Wilcox in coming seasons to get some decent bench players...
Because the way i see it, we don't need "rebuilding". We already have players who are going to lead the Celtics.