In an interview with Gary Tanguay, general manager Danny Ainge discussed the rebuilding process and possibly making a trade.
"It's possible that we have enough chips," said Ainge. "I think it's got to be the right place and the right time. We can't rush the process, at the same time we'd like to rush the process. We'd like to speed up the rebuilding process and get a transcendent player which is very difficult to do."
With Marcus Smart in the fold, there has been many questions about the future of Rajon Rondo. Ainge addressed the rumors.
"We want Rondo. We plan on him being part of us all year this year," explained Ainge. "We think he's worked really hard this summer and he's got the right mindset. He's way better physically than he has been, and we anticipate him having the best year of his career."
Ainge doesn't say beyond this season about Rondo, and planning on doesn't mean it will happen. Someone could plan on losing 5 pounds, it doesn't mean it will happen. Someone could plan on quitting smoking, they may or may not. His words mean nothing from these quotes.