But let's pretend that they do. Just bear with me and imagine Rondo clashing with new head coach Brad Stevens before he demands a trade to a new organization.
If that becomes a reality, there are more than a few options for the C's. Plenty of teams would be interested in the Boston point guard, although his value would be tempered by his notoriety as a bad locker-room presence.
So, what could the Celtics get in return?
They might not be able to land a true superstar, as this is a situation in which they'd have to trade a dollar for a couple quarters (not necessarily pennies on the dollar), but they could certainly find some standouts who would be great fits in Beantown.
Think about players on the same level as Iman Shumpert. We're talking about emerging studs who have plenty of unrealized potential. They aren't established All-Stars, but they're certainly capable of earning selections in the future.
These five potential trades aren't ranked in the order of likelihood, but rather the order of appeal for Boston.