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Could Danny Ainge pull off a blockbuster trade that sends Lakers center Dwight Howard to the Celtics?
Maybe the Celtics are too old.
Maybe the Celtics should give up on the season.
But, then again, there is always the trade button if all else fails.
The Celtics have the ability to trade and that rests with the team's President of Basketball Operations, Danny Ainge.
Ainge loves to swirl the trade rumors around and is not afraid of pulling off a blockbuster deal.
Rondo's name has come up for trade numerous times in the past, but with his ACL injury, he is off the market.
The Celtics could trade away Garnett and Pierce in hopes of acquiring big-name talents, such as Lakers center Dwight Howard or Hawks forward Josh Smith.
These teams may not want to part ways with Howard or Smith unless the Celtics offer up Pierce, Garnett and some of the team's youth talent, like forward Jared Sullinger.
But, a Rondo-to-Howard connection for next season is quite intriguing, and Howard could also spark the Celtics back into the playoffs for this season.
The Celtics are also heating up in the talks to acquire Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay or Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry.
ESPN Insider also brought up the ideas of a trade with the Timberwolves which involves switching most of the rosters.
Tom Haberstroh, of ESPN Insider, says: "Celtics receive: Kevin Love, Andrei Kirilenko, Brandon Roy, Luke Ridnour, and Greg Stiemsma. Timberwolves receive: Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry and Jared Sullinger."
It is a crazy proposition for the T-Wolves to part ways with their star forward Love, but Love has also battled injuries all season long.
Ainge is not afraid to pull the trigger, so there is a chance the Celtics could blow up this team and wind up trading Pierce and Garnett in a blockbuster trade that propels the Celtics back into contention.