With all the rumors surrounding Kevin Love, it seems more and more unlikely that the Celtics will meet what the Wolves are looking for. As trade heats up between Golden State and Minnesota, I am just waiting for the two teams to announce the specifics.
With Love gone, it seems like the next best thing to do is to trade Rondo and build from the draft. Sending Rondo to LA for their pick or Sacramento may get the Celtics a young talent for a player that's already on the way out.
As much as I would like instant gratification and win now, I would like to build through the draft instead. If we cannot get a team good enough to compete for a title then what's the point?
Also before you post an argument against this, I completely understand that drafts are a crapshoot. Players don't turn out the way they should be. As far as this draft goes, based on all the stuff that I've read and seen on TV, this draft is supposedly a very good draft. Although the top 3 is not what the experts thought they were going to be they are all still pretty good. In addition to the Top 3 most believe that this is a very deep draft full of great talents.
If the Celtics don't get the fireworks they were hoping for then I wouldn't mind settling for an Embiid/Vonleh/Randle for our pick and using Smart for LA pick and using the 17th on a Lavine/Warren/Anderson.
Between those three plus Olynyk and Sullinger, this team has a solid foundation of youth. Not to mention the cap spaces will be cleared for 2015 to make moves whether to sign players like an Aldridge or Mark Gasol or make a trade for another player.
I wouldn't even mind using the PTE on Asik so that they can have a lineup of Asik, (Vonleh, Sully, or Olynyk), Jeff Green, Bradley (if signed) or a Lavine, Smart as the point guard.