When the Boston Celtics lost to the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals the players and coaches knew that it may have been the end of era. With Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen both being free agents this summer, next season’s team might have a completely different look.
The way point guard Rajon Rondo played this postseason makes it impossible to justify trading him, even with his attitude issues, because he is now considered as on of the best in the game at the point. Therefore the Celtics will try to build around him for the future. Paul Pierce still has multiple years left on his contract and even though rumors have spread about him being traded there is no way that Boston could get equal value for him. They would just be trading one of the greatest players in franchise history just for the sake of making a move (now that I think of it Danny Ainge has done that in the past…). (more…)