The Kevin Love-to-Boston rumors have quieted rumors about Rajon Rondo leaving Boston. The Celtics love the idea of pairing the two, but if Love goes elsewhere, a Rondo deal may return to the table. From the Boston Herald:
For those teams lining up for a shot at him, the question then became what kind of return the Timberwolves are looking for, even knowing full well it cannot precisely match what they are losing.
What those teams learned is that Minnesota wants a player of some reasonable substance as an immediate benefit in a deal that won’t fully bear its fruit until any draft picks it receives are selected and developed.
If the Celtics cannot get Love, they are planning to continue with the longer and more methodical rebuilding process, a process that would likely see Rajon Rondo traded. (An NBA source said they would also have a taker for Jeff Green if they chose to move him.)