Will Rondo, Pierce, and Garnett all be here by next year’s trade deadline?
The most drastic changes the Celtics could make would involve buying out Pierce or trading Pierce, Rondo, or Garnett. If Pierce is bought out, there’s also a chance Garnett would retire (Garnett has said he won’t play without Pierce, but he’s never been faced with it). Trading Rondo would also come into play if the point guard is healthy and returns to All-Star form next year. At that point he’d be the team’s best player, so trading him would be a major risk. It would also bring back the most in return.