One quibble right off the bat...
Danny activated the trade signal by releasing free agent pickup Jarvis Varnado and promising 2nd round prospect Kris Joseph in a decision that could only be explained by Ainge making room in order to free up roster spots for a possible multi-team transaction
I know Sherrod and others have suggested that the only reason to cut Varnado and Joseph was for a trade, but is that really true? The Celts were facing a deadline to trim non-guaranteed deals, and they invoked that option, saving a significant amount of money and creating further flexibility. Isn't that reasonable, independent of a trade?
Otherwise, nice article. I think Rondo would adapt to a post-heavy offense, but I also agree that to acquire Cousins, he might have to be on his way out.