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Report: Celtics ‘Aggressively’ Shopping Rajon Rondo


by Marcel Mutoni @marcel_mutoni

Rajon Rondo is reportedly on the trading block once again. In related news, the sun rose in the East this morning.

With trade rumors swirling, Rondo led the Boston Celtics to victory last night, while recording a triple double along the way (his third of the season.)

According to ESPN, the C’s front-office no longer wants Rajon largely because of his off-the-court attitude:

The Celtics find Rondo’s personality to be too high-maintenance and his clashes with coach Doc Rivers remain an off-court distraction, sources said, and the front office is now actively pitching him to other teams. With the Celtics realizing they are no longer title contenders, they don’t believe his point guard prowess is worth the headaches Rondo brings, sources say. And they do not want to build around him.

In December, the Celtics had discussions with Golden State about a Stephen Curry-for-Rondo deal, and one source says it was Golden State that decided against pulling the trigger. But Curry’s recent ankle injuries, which have caused him several problems in his short career, have given the Celtics pause. The potential trade is still being discussed by Boston’s braintrust, but they aren’t sure they want to go forward with it. It also isn’t clear whether the Warriors would be willing to do it. Other players would have to be thrown in to make it work financially.

Danny Ainge acknowledged earlier this season that Rondo’s name came up in trade talks when the Celtics tried to acquire Chris Paul from the Hornets, but he said he wasn’t shopping Rondo per se and that his name came up only because Ainge was trying to add a player of Paul’s caliber. “I was not trying to trade Rajon Rondo,” Ainge told Boston sports radio WEEI in January. “There’s a big difference between trying to acquire a player and trying to trade a player.” If the Celtics are now actively shopping Rondo, it would seem to be a change of course.

GM Danny Ainge has been very upfront about wanting to shake things up, and these trade rumors only add fuel to the rampant speculation that this is the current team’s last run together.

The Boston Celtics climbed back up to .500 with their win over the Milwaukee Bucks last night, and Rajon Rondo was the catalyst. He’s also, apparently, no longer wanted. What a strange, depressing season this has been so far in Beantown.

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  • Justin G.

    I like this actually. Finally a team backing it’s coach in disputes with their players when normally it would be the coach to go. Nice work Ainge

  • AD

    rondo should go to the mavs

  • Bt

    A point guard is always going to have disagreements with a coach who played the point, I think they’re exaggerating them to validate any trade

  • http://www.slamonline.com aman from arkansas

    Jazz Receive: Rajon Rondo
    Celtics Receive: Al Jefferson, Devin Harris, and a first round pick

  • Omar

    So you’re going to trade the one piece you have to start rebuilding. Good luck with that.

  • Danno

    Can we please trade Danny Ainge?

  • Justin G.

    Yeah, trade Ainge. You definitely want to get rid of the guy that made the trades to bring you a championship in the first place. smh

  • Justin G.

    Let’s fire Doc Rivers too. He obviously doesn’t konw how to handle point guards. *rolls eyes*

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    anyways I’d love to see Rondo in a place where he is given the respect as a true franchise player….watch his game flourish.

  • http://nba.com/celtics lights out

    someone needs to do for Rondo what Kobe did for Pau.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Rondo isn’t a franchise player…he’s very very good, but not a franchise guy.

  • http://nba.com GP23

    The Celtics would be fools if they trade Rondo.

  • Paul H

    @Wayno, I would agree with that, but I would say the Celtics would be better served holding to him unless they can get quality back. Watch that quick trigger finger Danny. No trade Is better than a bad one.

  • Heals

    I think it’d be easier to get the young man a Snickers for the diva routine, than equal value in a trade…

  • Kyle in VA

    Rondo definitely is a unique guy. His strange personality should be celebrated, not the reason he’s traded. While maybe not a franchise guy yet (his lack of a shooting touch is the only thing holding him back), he is one of the premier young PGs in the L. Maybe he wouldn’t seem as abrasive if he had management get his back. But Danny Ainge seems hell-bent on blowing up the squad while moving its best piece first. As a fan, I see that KG and Ray still have value to a contender (Denver and Chi/okc respectively). Why not rebuild around Paul and Rajon? However this shakes out, I know I’ll be pissed at Danny Ainge.

  • http://www.borntocompete.com Money$hot

    There no loyalty in sports especially from the management side. Thats why I dont get upset when a player is unhappy with his situation that he wants to leave. Because Rondo is ballin his ass off, and Celtics are trying to get rid of him because they’re looking to go in to another direction.

  • http://www.pisforprops.com jarrett

    jazz get: rajon rondo
    celtics get: devin harris, derrick favors, 2012 first round pick top 5 protected until 2013

  • hushabomb

    With KG, Jesus and Truth on their last legs and their final hurrah, who will be there after? Rondo will be. The best bet is look at free agency after you renegotiate Ray’s and KG’s contract and shore up their bench. Trading Rondo now will Danny Ainge’s death warrant if who you get in does not pan out….

  • hushabomb

    Rondo is a biotchy little fukker

  • RunNGun

    Rondo & Westbrook swap. Make it happen, Ainge.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    I just don’t feel like Rondo is the type of player you build around…he’s more of a (very good) complimentary piece. That being said, I agree with Paul H, don’t just trade him for the sake of trading him, he’s way too valuable for that. Get some young talent and/or draft picks. In trading him they’re going into full on rebuild mode, so they better make it count.

  • http://dennysisforwinners.blogspot.com DennysFishTacos

    I think that would be the best move the Celtics could make. Getting rid of Rondo.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    I actually really like the Rondo for Westbrook idea…I think both teams and players would benefit from that. I think Boston would have to give a little bit more than just Rondo for Westbrook though…I also don’t know how that would work $$$wise.

  • jpm34

    Singe is going back to the old Singe. Have we forgotten how bad this guy was at his job, other than the Garnett n Allen trades his moves have been god awful. Drafting Gerald Green, Trading Perkins for nothing, etc…….

  • jpm34

    Ainge

  • jake

    Why would you trade rondo? Maybe he’s mad that he’s playing with a team full of guys who can’t run or jump? Perhaps they should trade one of the old timers to a team like okc or the clippers for some picks.

  • http://www.slamonline.com TADOne

    There is no way in hell OKC would trade Westbrook, especially not for Rondo. Hell, they wouldn’t even trade him straight up for Paul. Besides, I’m quite sure that because Westbrook signed an extension, he cannot be traded this season anyway.

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    Rondo for Westbrook sounds good basketball wise, but if the Celtics problem is that Rondo is a diva point guard, is getting Westbrook gonna change anything?

  • Paul H

    I think the Celts still think they are going to be In the Dwight sweepstakes. Not sure how much that Is affecting how they are planning at the moment.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Danny Ainge, >, <, or = Otis Smith?

  • Omar

    Why would OKC want Rondo over Westbrook?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    They wouldn’t.

  • Paul H

    Westbrook for Rondo would be daylight robbery for the Celtics. If they pulled It off, move him to the two spot where he belongs. Go to scorer for the next 10 years! He Is a 25/5/5 man.

  • waka2hehe

    pathetic

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Co-sign everybody who noted that a Westbrook for Rondo trade has as much chance of happening as a Derrick Rose for LeBron trade.
    OKC places that much value on Westbrook.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Trade him to Phoenix, Straight up for Nash. (that would make me happy at least, plus, Rajon, i can teach you to shoot!) lol

  • ripslam

    Number one, we’ve heard this a million times before and nothing has materialized (yet). All the same, I think trading Rondo would be extremely stupid on Ainge’s part seeing he’s by far the best player on the team and one of the best point guards in the league. Also, I seriously doubt that the C’s could get anything close to equal value for him, and you know Pierce, KG, and Allen would be seriously unhappy if he was shipped out. Wait till the season’s over and the contracts of the Big Three expire, then look to rebuild. A midseason Rondo trade is a bad idea.

  • Antonio

    Rondo isn’t a franchise player, i like this trades:

    Rondo to Golden / Monta to Celtics

    Rondo to Jazz / Big Al to Celtics

    Danny it´s time to trade Rondo, I think the relationship between Doc and Rondo is not good, Rondo has a complicated character.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Never said it was likely, but it really would make sense basketball wise if Boston threw in a couple more pieces. OKC has 2 go to scorers and Harden is on the rise too. Having an actual distributor as a PG could benefit them alot.

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    Ainge did make the moves that got the C’s a chip, so I’d say Ainge>Otis

    Its highly unlikely, but imagine how much more Durant would score if he didn’t play with a PG that felt he had to shoot every other time down the floor.

  • ripslam

    Neither Jefferson or Ellis are equal value for Rondo.

  • Riggs

    wow Rondo still getting hated on? not a franchise guy? ok tell me who the hell lead the celtics to the playoff and to their second finals? this dude had put the team on his back and people still say you cant build a team around him.

  • http://www.yahoo.com The Fury

    Rondo for Rubio..lol

  • http://www.yahoo.com The Fury

    ..or Rondo to the Kings for somebody so the Kings would lessen their chuckers.

  • http://Www.facebook.com Kyle

    @r

  • whodat?

    Is rondo worth two first round picks???? If so I know a great team 1 good player away from dominating the rest of the NBA.

  • Ill Smith

    All this talk about Rondo’s attitude but who wouldn’t have one if you busted your ass harder than anyone on the court yet somehow find your name in the rumor mill constantly? The life & death of my Cs falls on Danny Ainge & it’s reall sad. The only reason the team that’s currently together is a success is because of Danny’s old Celtic ties (McHale gift wrapped KG for him). This is the same genius that was depending on Shaq for a championship run…….in 2011. You give up Rondo & what continuity are you left to build with? Find a damn center, ride out the season then start fresh.

  • Ill Smith

    Like I already said Bass & JO’s expiring to Washington for Javale & Blatche. I don’t see how this trade doesn’t benefit everyone.

  • http://Www.facebook.com Kyle

    @ripslammthey are not equal value? I think they’re pretty close, who is equal value then? I hope the celtics get a B+ to A- guy for Rondo and not just some C grade pieces, unless they address needed roles.n I don’t see monta for rondo happening though because I don’t think Monta can play PG nor Ray Allen. I don’t think they are ready at least this season to send Ray to the bench for Monta either. The Al Jefferson trade would be ideal in my opinion, but then who plays Pg? Keyon dooling? Avery Bradley? I guess thats cool. I think if it was Rondo was traded for Al there would be a third team involved for Devin Harris to find a new home, just my thoughts, troll away at them.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Wayno
    I don’t think it would benefit them because Rondo is such a lukewarm scorer. They actually only have three true scorers on the entire team, and many of the other players are severely limited. I think they need Westbrook’s scoring punch. The Paul trade made sense because of his combination of scoring and passing, just like a Deron Williams trade. A trade where they don’t get that, but just get hte passing, doesn’t really make their team stronger overall, in my opinion.

  • Jordan Yucannaka

    If Ainge had decided to trade Rajon,he did his own mistake once again.Drafting Gerald Green,Stephon Marbury,trading Perkins for shh,and now he wants to trade Rondo??man what is this guy thinking bout??Rondo’s the one who helped the whole Big3 to win the champ.

  • omphalos

    Rondo for Rubio, Beasley, Randolph would be a decent trade both ways, wolves get a
    Championship calibre pg with better D and more experience, and the Cs get young talent in Beasley, a replacement PG in Rubio and a decent bench player in Randolph.

    That said, Ainge is an idiot for considering trading Rondo, because he’d be the main attraction in luring Howard to Beantown. Rondo is probably causing headaches because the Celtics are losing and he was snubbed from the all-star game initially.

  • Martin Vigil

    Rondo for Calderon, 2 first rounders, and a bag of basketballs, and free gatorade for a year, and wrinkle cream for garnett and ray allen

  • ERNIED

    I like Devin Harris and I like Big Al. Trade Rondo, JO and the Clippers 1st rounder for both of them.

    PF/C-Big AL (Wilcox)
    PF/C-KG (Bass)
    SF-Pierce
    PG- Harris
    SG-Allen

    Next season would see them with
    PF-Bass
    C-Big Al
    SF-Pierce
    PG-Harris
    SG-Green

    Assuming they re-sign Jeff Green, and not Ray Allen. Also assuming they don’t make a big splash n FA. Monta Ellis and David Lee would be a couple of nice players to get. Especially Lee’s rebounding. He killed the C’s when he was a Knick.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    (by makes sense, I mean too me – and they are all legal trades)
    . Rondo for Tyreke Evans and John Salmons makes sense.
    . Rondo for Steve Nash makes sense.
    . Rondo & Allen for Danny Granger, Darren Collison, & Lance Stephenson makes sense
    . Rondo, O’neal, Bradley for Felton, Batum, Camby & 2 Picks.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    I’m no GM but Rondo for Lin straight-up would make a helluva trade. Boston gets their hometown(kinda) kid, Knicks get a true PG, Iamorange predicts another championship, Lin excels away from the intense spotlight.

  • Gear

    Rondo for Brandon Jennings

  • http://Www.facebook.com Kyle

    @nbk yes rondo a young talented championship winning all star for a 38 year old who will be done in two years, does not make sense at all.
    Rondo and Allen for grander and others, does not make sense unless you move Paul pierce to the 2 guard
    The camby/Felton trade is just DUMB long term
    And the sac town trade actually makes sense.
    You guys are undervaluing Rondo.

  • http://Www.facebook.com Kyle

    Granger*

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Kyle, do you know anything about how rebuilding works?
    .
    Look at the lengths of contracts. Magically, my trades all leave Boston with more cap space then any team in the NBA this summer. (something Danny Ainge loves)
    .
    Like the Camby/Felton trade, those are 3 expiring contracts, one of which is Nicolas Batum (who is a very very good player).
    .
    Plus, if you haven’t noticed, Kevin Garnett’s contract expires this summer, same with Ray Allen. SO no matter what happens, Boston will look pretty different next season, might as well add some young talent while they have a chance.

  • Paul H

    I think Boston might resign Allen or KG at bargain basement prices. Both would be worth holding on to If the price Is right.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    @ Allen – I see your point, but I would contend that what Rondo excels at is creating opportunities for people to score. If you have Harden and KD shouldering the primary scoring load, Rondo going off from time to time, plus his ability to create opportunities for others who are not great scorers, I think it provides a little more balance. I mean, how many great scorers does a team need to win? Just my opinion though. I feel like OKC is a really good team, but they’re just not built for playoff success.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    I called it.
    July 26, 2011.
    Called it before then, too.
    Feeling intelligent right now.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    It’s weird that the Celtics front office let this leak. I mean, all this negative talk about Rondo being a pain off-court would surely weaken his trade value, right?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    @allenp, that’s only because the bulls don’t want that bum lebron.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    M Cho – No, his trade value is pretty set, his issues with Doc are well documented, plus, Danny Ainge is the most open GM in the league about what he’s doing. He did this too Rondo last season while Rondo was averaging 13 assists a game.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Nearly every professional athlete is a pain in the ass off the court/field/link.

  • Mike

    I’m with Wayno on this one, thunder are my favorite team but I think Westbrook Durant combo is numbered. Westbrook has no desire to be the second option after Durant. Just wait till they lose in the playoffs to see how they really feel about each other haha. I think rondo there would make Perkins play harder, ibaka and rondo could easily have double doubles regularly with Durant putting up 30 a night and harden putting up 20. I think slowing down your offense and ball movement play a huge part in winning rings, something the thunder cant do

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    slick ric
    I know. that’s why i used that example.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    lol

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Rondo means they would have three non scorers on the floor in crunch time. And, other teams could more easily load up on Durant and Harden.
    Remember, the Celtics had three legit scorers in Pierce, Garnett and Allen and Rondo still hurt their spacing. They won in spite of it, but it hurt them.

  • B.C.

    How about this trade? http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=7mon65b
    Then just trade artest for Ariza and release Steve Blake. Guaranteed championship.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Whatchu think of those trades I posted AP?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I think that Indiana wouldn’t do the Granger one.
    I think that Boston would jump at it and seriously consider the Sacramento one, but might now want to gamble on Tyreke because he hasn’t shown consistency.
    the Portland one seems like a lot for Portland to give up for Rondo and scrubs.
    The Nash one is unlikely unless Boston is just blowing up the team next year.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    - I was thinking Indiana wants to make room for Paul George to play the 3 while gaining some cap flexibility this summer to make a run at Eric Gordon.
    - The Nash one is a pipe-dream of mine

  • http://guyism.com/sports/michael-jordan-selling-chicago-area-home-for-29-million-dollars.html Caboose

    Trade options:
    Rajon Rondo and Jermaine O’Neal to the Suns
    Steve Nash to the Magic
    Jameer Nelson, Marcin Gortat, Jason Richardson, and Top 5 protected 2014 Suns pick to the Celtics.
    ———–
    Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce to the Kings.
    DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Garnett, Tyreke Evans to the Magic.
    Dwight Howard and JJ Hickson to the Celtics.
    ———–
    Rajon Rondo, Michael Beasley, Jermaine O’Neal, and Derrick Williams to the Lakers.
    Pau Gasol and Brandon Bass to the Timberwolves.
    Andrew Bynum and Darko Milicic to the Celtics
    ———–
    Rajon Rondo to the Bobcats
    Kemba Walker, Boris Diaw, and Top 3 Protected pick through 2013

  • http://slamonline dan

    Rondo to Orlando ….. may make Howard think twice before leaving…….

  • james

    wow i had no idea rondo had such a bad attitude but im sure their are tons of players that argue with their coach but either way that doesn’t help Boston or rondo when Boston’s managers put their business on blast however i think any team that does decide to acquire rajon will be happy to have him i hope

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Caboose
    The Lakers would get shafted in thatdeal you proposed and be a much worse team.
    In the second deal, the Celtics would basically gut their team for Dwight and then lose him in free agency because they have no assets.
    In the first deal, the Celtics would make out like bandits. And, you’re assuming that Nash and Rondo have equal or similar value to the Suns. They don’t.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    The Kings can’t do that trade anyway. They’d be taking in like 300% more money then they’d be giving up.

  • http://guyism.com/sports/michael-jordan-selling-chicago-area-home-for-29-million-dollars.html Caboose

    ^They’re not perfect deals, but it’s fun to come up with options, right? The Lakers deal saves them money in the short run. Dwight said he’d love to play for Boston, but yeah, that team would be threadbare. In the first one, take out the Suns pick.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Oh it’s tons of fun.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    The Lakers don’t really want to save money. They just don’t want to get Beasley and are trying to come up with a plausible excuse.

  • Paul H

    I don’t see Nash going anywhere till the end of the season. If the Lakers could bring him In as a free agent. thats two of there biggest problems alleviated, 3 point shooting and point guard play. Everyone keeps talking complete overhaul for L.A. You through someone like Nash, and a few smaller pick ups for the bench, that team Is well capable of prying Kobe out his sixth ring. Dallas Is still the favorite to land Nash under than scenario but still.

  • http://guyism.com/sports/michael-jordan-selling-chicago-area-home-for-29-million-dollars.html Caboose

    Fair enough Allen. I was just working on the assumption that the Lakers wanted three things: Save money, Point guard, Youth.

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    do the lakers really have a shot at rondo? sounds crazy if the celtics want to rebuild. Pau isnt exactly a young talent anymore

  • Paul H

    *throw

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Everyone should read Pete’s article on Wilt.

  • Cody

    As a Jazz fan we know we need a better point guard and Rondo fits a Utah Jazz system where you need a pass first point guard.

    Utah Jazz recieve PG Rajon Rondo
    Boston Celtics Recieve PG Devin Harris, PF Paul Milsap, 1st Round Draft Pick

  • Tim

    trade Pierce, not rondo. rondo is the reason they are at 500

  • SikhWitIt

    Reminds me of Gary Payton’s early days in Seattle when he clashed with Coach Karl. Boston would be dumb to trade him for a guy like Curry. They need to find a way to deal with Rondo, clear cap space, and build through the draft or free agency.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Henkenzo

    They won’t trade pierce.
    He was too loyal last 13 years. That would be a punk move. Not a celtics move.
    When Rondo gets traded away, it will be awhile for him to be that good again…

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    SMH at the Celtics. Talk about falling on your sword.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Paul Pierce has no trade value. His contract is too big and long for a player that old who is only going to give you 20PPG maximum.

  • Heals

    Gotta love C’s fans, they kiss Danny’s a$$ for 3+ years and cheer his moves, no he’s gotta go. Bunch of ucking jokers all of ya! How about Bass for Baby, not overpaying Posey, did ya’ll see Perk during the playoffs (knee wasn’t right til this season), they claimed Lin off waivers when Hou got em’ and when NYK got em’, but were lower on the claims list, draft has been hit and miss (but picking late rounders that’s gonna happen), he set them up for a great run in Free Agency (I think they miss out, but still solid strategy). Otis effing Smith, good lord, he signed Lewis to one of worst contracts EVER, traded it for Gil, wouldn’t resign Hedo then traded for his contract 1 1/2 years later. Danny’s made many flawed decisions, but the backlash against him from C’s fans is too comical. Cause it’s not like they did the same thing to Doc 4 years ago…

  • Heals

    Orange be careful my man, look at NYK’s cap space with Amar’e, Ty and Melo going forward. This same thing is going to take place over the next few years with your squad when ya’ll find out that that trio can’t get it done together (ain’t no team in world trading for STAT’s contract)…

  • bdogg

    hey this is easy to see. like the jazz deal and than doc can get his don…austin will be in the L next year…i could see austin rockin C green next year!

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    @Heals you’re absolutely delusional if you believe “the same thing is going to take place over the next few years” with the Knicks. I’m telling you right now, the Knicks are primed up for a long run…longer than the C’s just had. Put that in your Boston pipe and smoke it.

  • miss2saint

    A lot of the greats had/has bad attitudes: Kobe, Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson, LeBron, etc. But I do think Rondo should check his self because he is still considered up and coming. Not quite there yet. And good point-guards come a dime a dozen , not to mention his shooting average is quite low compared to Chris Paul, Tony Parker, and the list goes on…

  • Heals

    ^^^Check the cap situation dupe, 50 mil for your best 3 players going forward and no pg, now that’s delusional…

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    They can resign Jeremy Lin. No team can offer more then “average” player salary for atleast the first year (i’m not totally sure about the rule) – So NY can offer him the MLE and nobody will be able to approach that number.

  • Jandy

    It’s not Rondo who needs to be traded the Celtics should release one or two of the big three because they are not getting younger anymore so start with young or prime guys.

  • bigC

    This makes sense…

    Rondo to Washington for John Wall, JaVale Magee and 2012 2nd rd pck then trade J O’Neal and the worst of Boston’s 2-1st rd pks in 2012 to Minny for Beasley…

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    Word, nbk. Since he’s a restricted free agent, Knicks can match any offer. I just wonder if lets say Antoni was fired, would Lin follow him, namean?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Honestly O, I think James Dolan likes money more then winning. And as long as Lin is doing this, Dolan won’t do a thing to screw that up. D’Antoni and Lin are in it for the long haul (imo).

  • tjaj

    rondo for westbrook wtf worst trade of all time okc just signed him up and he may end up being even better than KD aleady in the top 5 best players in the nba as of this season

  • tjaj

    damn some stupid people on here so durant and westbrook would give up more rings then those guys in miami will ever get cuz they lost a game or 2 in janauary

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Man, I’m tired of hearing this Westbrook will be better than Durant garbage. That’s false. KD is an all time talent already. Westbrook is just out running and jumping everyone. Common now.

  • http://slamonline.com Fut.

    Wall + McGee for Rondo + bits is good IMHO.

    Wall will flourish with other players that have a clue and McGee would get bashed into respectability by KG.
    Washington can just pretend the last 4 years never happened.

  • ripslam

    I have not heard a realistic trade yet that would work out for Boston. Regarding Al Jefferson, he is not even close to someone you can rebuild around. He’s a good starting-quality big, but for Rajon Rondo, no.

  • SikhWitIt

    If they’re going to trade him, try and get a star swingman or big guy. Avery Bradley can be a star in this league at point.

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    damn i love Rondo and everybody else on the celts but they need to rebuild… rondo and XXXXXXX for Jwall and Jmcgee i think would be good for the celts but it would be heart breaking… i dont think there is anyway that would fall thru remotely unless they give up a part of the original Big 3 as well

  • BrackMamba

    forget dwight howard, lakers need a point guard right now. rajon rondo come to lakers!!!!

  • http://Slamonline Raps

    Rondo goes to golden state
    Monta goes to Houston
    Kevin martin goes to Boston

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Westbrook has an overall game. KD just shoots and affects the game in one way. If people watch basketball, OKC goes as Westbrook plays. I would take Westbrook over KD. BOOK IT!!

  • Cameron

    I agree with Danno, let’s fire/trade Danny Ainge

  • havoc

    rondo for steve blake/troy murphy, worldpeace. lol

  • Robert Parrish

    F*CK RONDO….He is a B*tch

  • Robert Parrish

    RONDO S*CKS!!!!!

  • manigault

    celtics might get beasley and if they do and they get green back next year rondo , green and beasley on fast break that will be amazing

  • http://slamonline.com Ray

    The biggest asset in Rondo is not just his skill but his contract.
    He’s a bargain.

  • BostonBaller

    Report: Celtics ‘Aggressively’ Shopping Rajon Rondo. HEADLINES. If you believe Danny they are of course listening to offers but NOT aggressively shopping RR.I want to keep him in Boston

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    ^^Shout out @BostonBaller!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Get a coach that can deal with Rondo, give Rondo a decent C or PF he can post up… problem solved.

    * By coach one could also read baby sitter.

  • Justin G.

    Basically, if the Seed says Westbrook is better than Durant than you KNOW Durant is better

  • Justin G.

    And Dacre, are you kidding me? When you have a coach that is as good as Doc is, you don’t get rid of him to accomodate a diva player. That’s how a lot of teams go and that’s crap. It might be considered if Rondo was a player to build around but he isn’t. He should go long before Doc goes. With KG’s expiring contract they’re going to have plenty of money to get some nice pieces next year, and if they can trade Rondo for even a decent point guard they’ll be all right.

  • Paul H

    @BigC, Rondo for John Wall AND Javale?! Please say that was a joke? Even If The Wiz contemplated a straight Wall for Rondo they would need committed…. “Hello Danny? I’m just going to drop my pants and bend over, get over as soon as you can…”

  • BostonBaller

    Doc is not the problem and if you listen to insiders you can trust (Jackie Mc) you’d realize that RR is not as terrible in the locker room as most would like to think. His relationship with Doc has improved as he has matured and Doc has actually helped his career.Again, are the C’s “shopping” RR or listening to offers as they should with any player?

    WZUP Philosopher…you still doing it.

  • ken maurer

    LOTS OF PRESS ABOUT RONDO…..IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT HE IS A GREAT YOUNG PLAYER! IF THE TROUBLES ARE $$$$$$, THEN IT SHOULD BE NEGOTIATED IMMEDIATELY AND LET’S GO FORWARD WITH CELTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS. RONDO IS THE KEY TO GREATNESS SIMILAR TO BIRD IN HIS EARLY DAYS. (AND LET’S FACE IT, …BIRD IS AN UNUSUAL PLAYER ALSO ie HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS DAUGHTER)

    PUT THINGS IN PROSPECTIVE, DANNY A.

  • ken maurer

    GO CELTS TO MANY CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH OUR GREAT TEAM PLUS ONE MORE GREAT PLAYER

  • the1uluv2hate

    They want to trade him only because he’s black.

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