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Celtics Are Right In Looking at Trade Offers For Rondo

BOSTON - MAY 17:  Rajon Rondo #9 and Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics talk as the Orlando Magic shoot a free throw in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on May 17, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Orlando Magic defeated the Boston Celtics 101-82 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Tim FranklandContributor IJuly 19, 2009

Although Danny Ainge went too far in discussing deals and critiquing his young star point guard, he was right to see what he could get in return for Rondo. 

Building a team that can contend for a title beyond next year is a major challenge that still needs to be addressed. 

The Big Three are all in their 30's and it would be foolish to think one will not sustain a serious injury next year. 

I'm not saying that he should trade all three or even one, but you have to give an honest look to see what kind of value there is and how it leaves the team going forward.

Because of their age they cannot be considered the favorites next year.

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