A Clippers pick is worth next to nothing, given that it's unlikely to be better than the mid 20s.
A deal including Jordan was bad (mostly because of Jordan's contract). A deal including Odom is worse.
Boston can always trade D.Jordan for an expiring + additional assets in a subsequent move.
Yeah, I would think that Jordan has some value in a 3-way.
I don't know. To me it would depend on how many picks the Clippers are willing to send along if Odom was included instead of Jordan, especially if a first rounder was for 2014. Also, it could depend what else you're trading. If Pierce is also heading out (which seems likely in a universe where KG is traded), and you're also able to clear out Bass and Terry, for primarily players on rookie deals, expirings, and draft picks, you could create enough flexibility next off-season to make a run at a major free agent. In that case, Jordan's contract would definitely be a drag, because then you have to get involved with sign-and-trades, instead of just getting the player directly from free agency. That first bit of expiring contract isn't very valuable at all from the Celtics vantage point, but if combined with other deals, could become quite valuable indeed.
Also, I'm not sure where you're going with 30+ million committed to Rondo, Green and Jordan. You can't just "clear everyone off the books", you have cap holds, and someone has to actually suit up for the games.
It's just not going to work this way.
I was advocating for Odom instead of Jordan, in the universe of also trading away Pierce, Bass, and JET. Cap holds are relatively meaningless, as the point of acquiring expiring contracts to clear future cap space is that you would renounce the players once you've got a free agent to sign. I mean, they exist, but if you're acquiring Lamar Odom because he's not under contract next year, then renouncing him should not be a hurdle at all.
Consider this deal:
Clippers 2014 1st rounder
Golden State receives:
Boston 2013 1st rounder (top 10 protected)
Milwaukee 2014 2nd rounder
In this world, Boston waives Jefferson next summer using the stretch provision, and renounces all their cap holds. They'd have just under $43 million under contract assigned to nine players, could almost certainly sign a max player for the frontcourt, a room exception for depth, and/or could trade one of their four relatively inexpensive but useful guards for a similarly priced 4 or 5. They would also have 2 2014 first rounders, and would have been under the luxury tax two years in a row, which would help them avoid the repeater penalty in the long run.
Not saying this is remotely likely, because few message board designed trades are, but in this universe I'd rather have Odom in a trade instead of Jordan.
EDIT: Forgot Minimum roster size holds, which would bring the committed amount to just under $44 million at the beginning of free agency. Still, that should create room for a max contract unless the cap level is lower than expected the $60 mil (and I personally think it will be higher than the $60 million most are projecting. More like $63 mil.)