- Green Street - http://greenstreet.weei.com -

Celtics trade rumor: More Rajon Rondo rumblings

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On February 18, 2014 @ 9:42 am In General | 64 Comments

The NBA trade rumor mill is really churning now, and it should come as no surprise Celtics [1] point guard Rajon Rondo [2]‘s name repeatedly rises to the surface.

As Rondo said [3], “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 [4] (h/t SB Nation [5]), the Raptors would like Rondo, and the C’s may budge on the alleged asking price [6] 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 [7] 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 ‘€œstar’€ 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 [8], the Kings offered Isaiah Thomas [9], Ben McLemore and a pick in exchange for Rondo, according to Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears [10]. 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.

 


Article printed from Green Street: http://greenstreet.weei.com

URL to article: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2014/02/18/celtics-trade-rumor-more-rajon-rondo-rumblings/

URLs in this post:

[1] Celtics: http://audio.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[2] Rajon Rondo: http://audio.weei.com/basketball/rajon-rondo.htm

[3] 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/

[4] the Toronto Sun: http://www.torontosun.com/2014/02/17/raptors-have-interest-in-rajon-rondo

[5] SB Nation: http://www.sbnation.com/2014/2/18/5421822/rajon-rondo-nba-trade-rumors-newsletter

[6] 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/

[7] Rajon Rondo: http://media.weei.com/basketball/rajon-rondo.htm

[8] reported two months ago: http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/ben-rohrbach/2013/12/18/celtics-trade-rumors-real-vs-imaginary

[9] Isaiah Thomas: http://audio.weei.com/basketball/isaiah-thomas.htm

[10] 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

[11] > Celtics trade rumor: More Rajon Rondo rumblings" data-url="http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2014/02/18/celtics-trade-rumor-more-rajon-rondo-rumblings/">Tweet: http://twitter.com/share

[12]  : #disqus_thread

Copyright © 2014 WEEI.com. All rights reserved.