After this depressing chain of events (hopelessness of having a team without Pierce, Garnett and Doc), it may be time for us to be hopeful again.
If the Celtics can draft a good point guard or center, this will be the team's roster:
Starters: PG Rondo (28), SG Bradley (23), SF Pierce (36), PF Green (27) and C Garnett (37)
Bench: Combo Guards Terry (36), Crawford (25), Lee (28), Williams (26), PP Bass (28), PP/C Sullinger (22)and C Melo (23).
Rookie: Dennis Schroeder or Gorgui Dieng.
The Boston Celtics was seeded 7th last season in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. They will only lose seldom-used center, Chris Wilcox but will gain superstar point guard Rondo and rectified supposed-to-be lottery pick Sullinger. Last season's weaknesses of playmaking and rebounding will be remedied by these two, respectively. If Boston has to run, Green can slide to 3 while Bass and Sullinger can play 4 and 5, respectively.
Pierce and Garnett have to stay with this team as mentors of these young players. They will set the culture of this team, mold the characters of these players and teach them the right attitudes to achieve a successful transition.
If Ainge can select a good player in this coming draft, this could be a very good start of a rebuilding process that is seamless.