To start off with, and I know half won't read this statement, but first look at would YOU make this trade not would Boston. Secondly, the potential for Boston (more detail below) begins with the rumblings that if they blow up their team they do NOT intend to build around Rondo and therefore he is their trade chip. http://www.hoopsworld.com/nba-2-rond...l-a-possiblity
TOR: Rondo, Bos 2013 1stThe Celtics have shopped Rondo on a number of occasions. For a number of reasons, sources say Boston does not intend to rebuild their roster around Rondo.
BOS: Bayless, Barbosa, TOR 2012 1st
Boston is passing its prime, and they can drive a little this year with some energy and spirit (Barbosa and Bayless) that they like but have less of due to age. They would draft the player they potentially do want to rebuild around (the TOR pick), their Salary next year would start at $23M in a desireable franchise, potential to re-up Pietrus, Moore, Wilcox etc, discount re-signing of Garnett/Allen(?). They could become a player in Williams/Howard.
PG: Rondo, Calderon
SG: Derozan, FA1/draft, Forbes
SF: FA1, JJ, Kleiza
PF: Bargnani, Amir, ED,
C: JVal, AGray (re-sign), Alabi/vet min FA
FA1: Barbosa and Weems for familiarity, Wilson Chandler of course, CLee if released, Mayo etc.
We would also look to trade ED (or Amir) and the Boston pick for a better pick/SF.