No reason to panic now, that time has came and went before Rondos injury.
Just regroup add or trade a player or two and see how it goes.
I'm curious to see how the team responds to adversity. I think
They will step up as a team
It is highly doubtful that the C's will win the Championship, a bit less so today than before Rondo's injury, but not by much. Before Rondo's injury, I was in favor of cashing some chips for a quality C/PF and making a run. I don't think that will work now, panic trades will be counter productive, and "blowing it up" will be disaster.
Sure, if the team had a clear path at the Championship and needed that one more piece...go for it! Unfortunately, there is no clear path and there are too many missing pieces we'd need to acquire to make it work.
I think it's time to sit back, take a breath and play out the string. Evaluate and develop Sully, Bradley and Melo now, add more assets this summer. Hope that KG sticks around, hope Pierce does too!
Young players need vets like Pierce and KG around to help them develop the right kind of habits. One of the reasons "blow it up" and rebuild from scratch seldom works is those teams don't have the proper culture in which you develop "winners." You need veterans like PP and KG, or a *lot* of time for the young guys to turn into veterans. Winners don't tank and they don't quit, they fight it out to the end.
Danny also needs time
to evaluate Sully, Bradley, Green, Lee and Melo. Some of them might be trade assets, some of them might be keepers, and if we get really
lucky one of them might be more than that. When it comes to Green and Lee, Dannye might already know, but personally, I think the jury is still out on both of them because they have never been key pieces in winning cultures. IAC, Danny, certainly needs time to figure out just how good Bradley, Sullinger and Melo can be. Don't trade them until he knows...and can sell high! We want to bring 2 or 3 stars here and they don't come cheap.
So, the C's have assets evaluate and develop. They have a culture to maintain and teach. They need to play it out like they will
win it all...right down to the final gasp.
No panic trades, no "blowing it up."