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The reconstruction of the Celtics roster – which started last summer with the departure of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce – is very much a work in progress. General manager Danny Ainge continues to acquire assets – young, inexpensive players and draft picks –in the hopes of putting together a deal to bring in a superstar or two.
The next phase of Ainge's job will likely be completed closer to next February's trade deadline with a resolution of Rajon Rondo's status. The trade buzz was noticeably quiet this summer, but with the All-Star point guard facing free agency next summer, Ainge will be looking to get some return if he can't – or doesn't want to – lock Rondo up long-term. There was one report that Rondo – who will hit free agency during the summer of 2016 – has already requested a trade, but all the parties involved have denied that. Ainge is also reportedly shopping several other veterans, including Jeff Green (who has a $9.2 million player option for the 2015-16 season), Gerald Wallace (signed through the 2015-16 season at over $10 million per), and Brandon Bass. Ainge's desire to dump one of those salaries may be the reason Evan Turner's deal with the Cs still isn't official.
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