Fresh off of a mediocre 41-40 season and a first-round playoff loss to the New York Knicks, Danny Ainge and the C's front office have much more time than usual to ponder the future direction of the franchise.
Which is good because there's a whole lot of pondering to do.
With the futures of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and even Doc Rivers in jeopardy and with plenty of holes to address through the draft and free agency, this team is going to have to take a long look in the mirror and really commit to a direction for the future during this offseason.
Either Boston is going to gear up for one final run at a championship with Pierce and KG in tow, or they are going to bite the bullet, look to deal one or both of their veteran stars and attempt to build around the core of Rajon Rondo, Jeff Green and Avery Bradley for the next few seasons.
As the Celtics sit and watch the conference finals from home, let's take some time to examine the big questions Boston needs to address this offseason.