Do not trade Rondo.
You are crazy if you trade him. The roster we have right now is designed for Rondo to run.
We are moving away from the halfcourt skill set of the Big 3 era into a more uptempo style of offense.
Rondo can do both, but he can't not the afore mentioned with 3 aging (now 2) skilled players.
Trading Rondo now would be a huge mistake.
It depends if Rondo "changes" so to speak. Danny Ainge had a pretty good point at the beginning of the year; he said that a big problem with the team's stagnating offense was that the players completely depended on Rondo. That could be Doc's system, Rondo's presence or a little of both. He said when Jeff Green used to rip down rebounds for example, he'd immediately look for Rondo instead of pushing it up. He offered a suggestion: for Rondo to sprint up the floor when his forwards snatched the rebound, forcing the rebounder to push the ball up the floor and find Rondo in stride rather than have him race down the court and leave his teammates in the dust.
This is an easy suggestion and one that, at first glance, you would think Rondo would accept. As hard as it is to believe that a guy who passes all the time is selfish and cares too much about stats, that may be who Rondo is. That makes this style of play, which you claim was catered for Rondo and should therefore work, inoperable.
You can preach "don't always believe what you hear," but the fact of the matter is that Danny has admitted trying to cash in Rondo for other -- sometimes
better pieces -- and I think he tried to this year as well. That says a lot regarding his belief that the system will work in real life.