Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 1/28/13
From the moment the Celtics nation got the terrible news on Rondo there has formed two schools of thought regarding the next step that we should take. To hastily summarize, it's "blow it up" vs. "hold on tight". I've written a post explaining why it wouldn't make sense to blow it up, and that has received some fair and valid criticism (how would staying put help us?) as well as some harsh ones (you're a fair weather fan, you support the players more than the team). So in this post, I would like to respond to the former (with Flip Saunders' help) and by doing that dismiss the latter. Let's think about the very first scenario that comes to mind when we talk about blowing it up. Whom are we going to trade Pierce & Garnett to? Contenders. (Rumors emerged that Grizzlies and Nets could be interested, as usual) What would that give us in return, though? Low trade picks and/or expiring contracts. As we have seen time and again, trade picks are always more valuable before you use them, ...
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