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Celtics trade rumor: More Rajon Rondo rumblings
Posted By Ben Rohrbach On February 18, 2014 @ 9:42 am In General | 64 Comments
As Rondo said , “It’s been like that my last eight years as a Celtic.” Other teams want an All-Star, All-Defensive point guard, and they want him cheap.
Here’s the latest that’ll make Danny Ainge chuckle.
According to the Toronto Sun  (h/t SB Nation ), the Raptors would like Rondo, and the C’s may budge on the alleged asking price  of two first-round picks, citing a source who believes Ainge would welcome “at least one lottery pick and talented young player.”
It’s no secret Boston has dangled four-time all-star Rajon Rondo league-wide and while the asking price is steep, he has piqued the interest of Toronto’s front office, according to multiple sources. Toronto is eager to up its ‘star’ quotient and is also enamoured with Rondo’s resume, particularly his four all-defensive team selections (two all-NBA first team). He has many backers in the organization.
Oh, one of the game’s top five point guards has piqued their interest? Well, then, we might as well lump the remaining 28 teams into this rumor. And is it no secret the C’s have dangled Rondo league-wide? Time and again, Ainge reminds everyone willing to listen the phone may ring but he’s not making the calls about his lone star.
Take this retread rumor, for example. As a number of less reputable outlets reported two months ago , the Kings offered Isaiah Thomas , Ben McLemore and a pick in exchange for Rondo, according to Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears . Except, “Rondo wasn’t interested in re-signing with Sacramento and the Kings strongly value McLemore.” Let me get this straight: Sacramento didn’t want to part with Ben McLemore for Rajon Rondo. That must be it. And there’s the small matter of that deal missing roughly $10 million in salary to make it work.
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 Rajon Rondo: http://audio.weei.com/basketball/rajon-rondo.htm
 Celtics: http://audio.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm
 As Rondo said: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2014/02/13/celtics-captain-rajon-rondo-on-valentines-day-trade-rumors-mexico-and-snowboarding-seriously/
 the Toronto Sun: http://www.torontosun.com/2014/02/17/raptors-have-interest-in-rajon-rondo
 SB Nation: http://www.sbnation.com/2014/2/18/5421822/rajon-rondo-nba-trade-rumors-newsletter
 the alleged asking price: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2014/02/17/celtics-trade-rumor-danny-ainge-wants-two-first-round-picks-in-exchange-for-rajon-rondo/
 reported two months ago: http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/ben-rohrbach/2013/12/18/celtics-trade-rumors-real-vs-imaginary
 Isaiah Thomas: http://audio.weei.com/basketball/isaiah-thomas.htm
 according to Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba-power-rankings--will-rockets-keep-momentum-going-post-all-star-break-010802982-nba.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
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