Rajon Rondo May Be Celtics' New Leader, But Veterans Remain Key to Celtics' SuccessThe Celtics have seemingly been running out of time for at least a couple of years, but after coming within one win of the NBA Finals last season, expectations are high again entering the 2012-13 season.

Much of that anticipation stems from the continued development of Rajon Rondo into one of the game's best players. But for the Celtics to contend with this team, they're going to need the veterans — players like Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry — to turn back the clock for one more year.