Assuming the Celtics objective is to win another Championship, which we should not doubt, and not just put an entertaining product on the court, then it is time to rebuild.
Since only one team in the past eleven seasons has won a title without a top ten PER player and Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are no longer in that category, then it is prudent to start over. A team needs a superstar to go all the way in the NBA.
Without the ability to overpay for a player, Boston is not a "destination city" so the Celtics will have to acquire a superstar through the draft or trade for such a player.
It makes sense for Danny Ainge to acquire as many as assets as possible for another KG and Ray Allen deal. "Trading" Doc Rivers for a unconditional draft pick was a great move. KG, Paul, and others should be traded as well. And at the same time, putting a poorer product on the floor this season for what is projected to be a great draft in 2014.
The Celtics could be back quickly if all goes well. The third time tanking a season is the charm.
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