...then doesn't it make sense to at least get a superstar in return to pair with Rondo, Green, Bradley and Sully for next year and beyond? (Josh Smith, Dwight Howard, etc.)
Aka, if KG is dealt, then wouldn't the Celts have enough cap space to go after both Dwight and Josh Smith?
Admittedly, I am not an expert on the NBA salary cap.
I just think that way, you expedite the "rebuilding" process rather than just being in the NBA toilet for the next 3-5 years. If that's the case, I ain't watching.
You could conceivably do one of these two deals and I really think the Lakers would listen to the first oneCeltics/Lakers dealhttp://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=as56kxeCeltics/Hawks/Clippershttp://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=bb7585s