It’s clear that the Boston Celtics are in rebuilding mode but it been speculated as to whether or not Rajon Rondo will be a part of it.  Danny Ainge has continuously shot down rumors that he’s willing to trade Rondo but that hasn’t stopped them from popping up.  The latest news surrounding the Celtics is their quest to trade for Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves and pair him up with Rondo but a new report says if that fails they may go ahead and trade Rondo, starting with a new slate.

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via 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.)