Originally written January 27, 2013 on Celtics Life:
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Danny Ainge is saying he hasn't decided what he's going to do with the Celtics. It was looking unlikely that the Celtics would be able to contend this season without a major trade. Now with Rajon Rondo out for the year Ainge has to decide whether adding a band aid for the season and hoping to make the 2nd round of the playoffs is the best strategy or if the team should go into full rebuild mode. While Ainge has lamented how little value his veterans have on the trade market, if he chooses to trade Paul Pierce and/or Kevin Garnett, the Memphis Grizzlies and New Jersey Nets could be their next homes respectively. One team that rival execs expect to be at the forefront of the Pierce pursuit is Memphis, which delayed but did not solve its long-term payroll concerns by getting under the luxury-tax line with last week's trade with Cleveland. While Memphis can survive for the rest of this season without trading Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph or Marc Gasol, it still cannot sustain s...
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