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Report: Celtics considering moving Rondo?

Posted on: November 29, 2011 1:22 pm
By Matt Moore 

The Boston Celtics are looking for one more title run with this group of All-Stars.

And they may be willing to sacrifice one of the Big 4 to get there.

In the ESPN report detailing Chris Paul's desire to join the Knicks, no matter how difficult that may be, another piece of info slipped in. This time, it was about the Celtics, and specifically, Rajon Rondo. From ESPN:
While Boston is not shopping Rajon Rondo, it would be open to trading him in the right deal, sources say. The Celtics feel they need more scoring to take the load off Paul Pierce.
via Chris Paul and New York's hopes - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN.

It's not the first time it's been suggested that Rondo could be on the block. He's consistently been mentioned as being included in talks, despite being one of the perennial league leaders in assist rate. Experts still have their doubts about him because of his inconsistent shooting and volatile personality. But there are some repors which indicate that this just isn't going to happen.

The Celtics moving Rondo would be more likely to occur in a move to acquire Chris Paul from the Hornets. With their projected available space in 2012, assuming they don't break the bank on Green or re-sign any of the big three to a massive extension, they should be in line to nab at least one major free agent, especially if Paul Pierce retires or is given the amnesty. A trade featuring Rondo, the Clippers' protected pick they acquired in the Perkins trade, and pieces might make Boston a great fit for Paul.

But it should be clear, the Celtics' management still believes very firmly in Rondo and what he's helped them accomplish. It's unthinkable that a point guard of Rondo's caliber would be traded, but that's the environment we operate in when Chris Paul and Dwight Howard are (potentially) on the market.

Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2011 6:21 pm

Report: Celtics considering moving Rondo?

Let me get this straight...

The celtics want to get a pg to take the scoring load off Paul pierce. A LA Westbrook

And the Thunder are looking for a pg to be more of a fascilitator rather than a scorer. A LA Rondo


Since: Oct 30, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 6:08 pm

Report: Celtics considering moving Rondo?

Dealing Rondo would be a DUMB idea. Rondo is the future in Beantown once Allen, Garnett, and Pierce are done. Which they each have little time left.

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 3:49 pm

Report: Celtics considering moving Rondo?

Chris Paul is damaged goods.  That knee injury will haunt him his entire career.  If I were a GM, I might take a chance on him as a free agent, but I definitely wouldn't trade the ranch away for him.  Much, much too risky.  The guy is an injury away from some GM losing his job.

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2011 3:06 pm

Report: Celtics considering moving Rondo?

I have a strange feeling that a team is going to break the bank dealing for Paul and he is going to have some injuries that will make the deal look stupid. 

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