Blow it up. It's over.
What's over? Most people didn't think we had much of a shot at a title even before the Rondo injury. I still think we have the best shot to knock of the Heat in the Eastern Conference playoffs, even now that our star point guard is gone.
I posted some of those reasons in another thread, but I'll give a brief summary of them again:
Jeff Green defending Lebron James.
Paul Pierce as a point forward.
KG actually playing in the post against the Heat.
A disruptive, speed defense as opposed to a power defense.
Good guard depth, with a couple of them being good, disruptive defenders.
I understand that I'm being highly optimistic to think that we can beat Miami in the playoffs, but I'd still like to see this team give it a try. I still think we match up well against them.
What do we have to lose? With the Rondo injury, next year is kind of a perfect opportunity for that tank year that everybody has been clamoring for. Let Rondo sit out the full season to really recover. Then we are reloaded for 2014-2015 and beyond with Rondo, Bradley, Green, Sully, Melo (hopefully, he pans out) our lottery pick, and whatever other pieces Ainge manages to throw into the mix between now and then. We'll even have some cap space to play with by then.
Don't blow this up, Danny. There's absolutely no need to panic.