With Rajon Rondo's return date still in question, it seems fair to ask: Is it such a bad thing if he misses some regular season games?
It would be nice to know that the team's best player is 100 percent and ready to play on opening night for peace of mind's sake, but does it really matter to the team now or for the future?
After Boston sent its captain Paul Pierce and its soul Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn this summer, championship expectations have all but evaporated. This team got much younger over the offseason and less talented. Sure, there are some nice pieces with Jeff Green, Avery Bradley, Jared Sullinger and rookie Kelly Olynyk that could be used to build a contender in the future, but not now. Someone would have to be drug tested if they honestly thought this team had a chance to make it to the Eastern Conference Finals, let alone dethrone the Heat.
The Celtics are rebuilding, having a ton of draft picks over the next several years and cap space they could use to sign free a...