The Boston Celtics lost an opportunity to win another NBA Championship this past season and with an aging team, it looks like the window is closing on the team.
Rajon Rondo is one of the best point guards in the game and offers the most trade value with his age and salary. The Celtics need to make some changes or this team could be in rebuilding mode for several years and trading Rondo at this point in his career offers Boston the most value for his services.
The latest trade rumor has the team talking with New Orleans in a deal that would send Rondo and Jeff Green to the Hornets and in exchange, Boston would get Chris Paul. Signing Paul to an extension would be the top priority, but the Celtics would then need to surround him with enough talent to win a championship.
The Celtics have the room under the salary cap to make this trade and GM Danny Ainge has done a terrific job in returning this team to such a high-caliber. Being a middle of the road team in the NBA is not where fans of the Celtics want, so look for Ainge to pursue a trade and keep the storied franchise in contention for another NBA title.