10 Predictions for Celtics season
1. Rajon Rondo will be playing elsewhere
Danny Ainge said Thursday that he didn't anticipate trading Rondo, but what else is he going to say? It's clear by several leaks to the media that Rondo is being shopped around, and it makes sense. He's the one trade chip Ainge has that will bring any kind of value in return, and the Celtics as currently constituted don't stand a better shot than they did when they lost to the Heat in May. Chris Paul may not be available, but Deron Williams or another star could be. Rondo will be moved. It's only a matter of time.