No, it doesn't. The trade with OKC (which I am specifically discussing here) does not put you any closer to rebuilding that holding on to Garnett does.
Gives us a chance to be competitive each year.
And makes the inevitable rebuilding process just a little bit harder for every year older KG gets, all for a team that was under .500 halfway through the season with both KG, Rondo and Sully healthy.
I'm all for rebuilding. But if your idea of "inevitable rebuilding process" is Perkins (paid a ton of money for the same amount of years as Garnett), Jeremy Lamb (who hasn't even shown he's an NBA player), and PJIII (who was red-flagged for his knee) then I'm just going to laugh at you.
And I've gone over this before with you, but it doesn't seem to sink in. Whatever you may think of Perkins, Lamb and PJII, they're better than nothing. 3 years from now, a Celtic team with those 3 guys will be far more "competitive" than a team where KG has just retired and Boston has nothing more than some salary cap space.
Now, I frankly don't think the Thunder trade is really worth it, myself. But what some folks apparently don't understand is that there is NO WAY that you can flip KG and/or Pierce for ANYTHING that's going to automatically maintain Boston at the level they've been the last 5 years. No one's going to give you an all-star for them. No one's going to give you a franchise young player. No one is going to give you a lottery 1st rounder. The best you're going to get for either of them is assets which can be used to make the team better in the future.
KG is not going to be playing 5 in Boston years from now. He probably won't be playing 3 years from now and may not even be playing next year. Do you want there to be something left behind when he's gone...or do you want the team to have nothing?
I don't have a problem, really, with anyone who just wants KG to retire as a Celtic and is willing to deal with the probable consequences of that. Your apparent denial about those consequences and how they'll have to be dealt with is the only laughable thing in this thread.
Well, that and the McGee trade.