Rondo is my 2nd favorite played in the NBA next to KG.
I do this trade. But I don't want two of their sub-par PGs. I'd take one and Thompson. To make salaries match we'd have to move Lee.
Rondo, Lee and Melo
DMC, Evans, Thompson and Thomas
Let's say SAC tanks, makes the trade I listed above and gets Mohammed in the draft.
And a pretty deep bench. They get rid of all the knuckleheads and have a leader in Rondo (and his friend Lee).
The Celtics decline Pierce's option, let KG retire and start the rebuild with a bang. Doc has his work cut out for him but a ton of talent to mold.
I think it's an interesting idea. If I were SAC I would trade DMC and Evans in separate deals and try to stockpile picks while shedding salary. Try to get in the running for a top 5 lottery pick to pairing Robinson with either Noel or Mohammed. Certainly a lot of options for the new Seattle team