First there were the rumors that had Ray and Rondo going to Phoenix for Amare. Now come the rumors from Chad Ford that has Ray and possibly Rondo going to Grizzlies, Thunder, Kings or Wizards for Tyreke Evans, who is a projected lottery pick.
Now, this is just my opinion, but when you have one of the best starting lineups in the league that meshes incredibly well and who won a championship together, why in the world would you want to mess with it? Chemistry is often overlooked when it comes to building a team, but it is a very important part of winning. This starting five has incredible chemistry and each part of it has been playing very good basketball.
Ray Allen played very well last season. He struggled in the Orlando series, but who wouldn't with a strained hamstring. The fact that he was playing on it without any complaints speaks volumes about his dedication and his character. Yes, he has an expiring contract, but it isn't like he is Theo Ratliff with an expiring contract. He was a vital part of the Celtics championship team and could very well have been the Finals MVP.
Pierce, Garnett and Ray were inseparable through that championship season. They were all for one and one for all. I think the team's chemistry would take a big hit if Danny was to trade 1/3 of this trio away. Trading a bench player with an expiring contract is one thing, but trading a key part of the starting 5, and an all star still playing at a high level just doesn't make sense to me, even if he has an expiring contract. I just think it will be a big mistake.
Teams that have continuity and build chemistry are almost always successful. The Celtics had an excellent chance of repeating this season if it hadn't been for Garnett's injury. They don't need a major overhaul. They need to tune up the bench but that doesn't have to come at the expense of breaking up the starting five. Yes, the Celtics need to plan for the future, but not at the expense of winning another title with Garnett and Pierce and hopefully Ray.