Earlier today during the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics game we all found out that Rajon Rondo tore his ACL. Even though Boston won the game against the Heat one has to wonder if they can actually compete with East’s Elite without Rondo. Right now the Celtics are 8th in the East with a record of 21-23 and have gone 1-6 in their past seven games with Rajon Rondo in the lineup for six of those games. In the midst of those games Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and Garnett have shown signs of them slowing down and looking their age. Top that with the fact their best player is out for the rest of the season Boston’s front office have found themselves in a state of uncertainty. Do they keep this group in tact for one last ride or do they hit the detonate button, blow things up and start building for the future? If they decide to keep this group for one last run they’re looking at a first round exit as the 8th seed and nothing more. If they blow things up now they would have a better chance of receiving more value for what they’re giving up. Realistically they could send Paul Pierce to a contending team or team closer to contention than they are and get picks, cash and expiring contracts back in return to help them relieve salary cap to make a push at a big name in free agency or whatever the case may be. Maybe they could send Kevin Garnett to a young team in need of leadership and playoff experience like the Golden State Warriors and receive picks and a young player in return. There are a countless number of scenarios the Celtics could use to help them jumpstart the rebuilding process. In Boston it’s about winning championships and being relevant not about being mediocre. By keeping this core together mediocrity will continue to be in play. The best route to relevancy is to start all over. The Boston Celtics need to start all over.