Fantastic post Roy!
I became a Celtics fan because of KG so that's like 6 years and i guess many of you are long time Celtics fans. I love KG and i'm happy that he won a title but i rather see KG play out his contract in green than look for a title in Clippers or some else, also i never doubt in him and his loyalty.
Having said this you may think that i'm sentimental and i would rather see KG and PP struggle than rebuild but you are wrong. Until KG is on this team, i don't care how old he is, this team will be in the mix. KG's value is underrated, i've seen many posts when some people on celticsblog don't realize how important KG is. Beyond stats KG's value is to big but still i agree with DA if a good offer is on the table take it but we are in no hurry for a rebuild because KG is here healty and we will go deep in the playoff and KG will give 200%.
Many Celtics fans are tired of this team that they watch for 6 years and look for something new, some guys like players like Gerald Green who can jump and dunk and be attractive but being attractive and being winner is diffrent. If teams offer lottery picks for KG or PP okey rebuild 2 lottery picks is great but a rebuild with Bledsoe,Butler? please, i would rather watch KG play with heart every night than watch attractive team with a lot of dunks but without a soul and identity. So if i can suggest playout this season with this team, maybe some minor trade for a big and see what happens, than in the summer DA should seat with KG and PP before 01.07 and see what they say.
Rondo is unique and great player but is he a franchise player? not sure. After KG the only thing i'm worried is losing this team identity, heart and soul. That is the thing that separates good teams and contenders. Rebuild is dangerous path, Celtics fans know that really good. Even if we take good young players we don't know if they will be just good or some of them will be a leader, will replace KG. If DA just collects pieces of good young players that mean he will trade all those for a proven leader. Most importing part of a rebuild is finding that player that leader who will be the soul and heart of the team and unless we have that kind of player and we don't ,than we are going to suck. My point is enjoy every ride with KG and this team because you never know when the next time you will expirience this, the truth is if KG is gone i don't know when we will be contenders next. In 2,5,7 years?