I'm actually curious to see what happens if Boston struggles early in the year. Both Garnett and Ray Allen are on expiring contracts.
Will Ainge stick with the old guys no matter what happens? Even if they are in 7th or 8th place at the trade deadline?
If he lets them expire, Boston will have a fair amount of cap space to start rebuilding with Rondo.
But if he trades them (that is, rents them) to other teams, he might be able to get a pick or two back.
Ainge had a lot of luck and help in building the current roster, so I'm curious to see what he does over the next year and a half while he has tough decisions to make. I think it would be hillarious if he "pulled a Dumars" and fucked everything up and turned the Celts to shit.