Danny Ainge has always worked his way around a trade rumor. He's laughed at rumors, got snippy with reporters. He tries to leave the interview with the fans falling for his words. Hook, line, and sinker. Ainge wants us to believe every single word that comes out of his mouth. He should give us more credit, why should we believe him on everything? Listen, I think Ainge is a good General Manager, and maybe even a great General Manager.
With Rondo currently in the big rumors so far before the deadline this Thursday. Many of the fans are left wondering what's true. So far, it sounds like the Kings and Celtics really talked about a swap. If this is true, as it sounds. Where do the Celtics, with Rondo go from here? I wish I knew, but take a look at Danny's comments from the Globe.
“The public probably views us more as sellers than as buyers,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told the Globe recently. “But I do think that people around the league know that we have some good players — good veteran players, good young players — and lots of draft picks. I’ve had calls for both.
“I’ve had teams contact me with the idea of trying to acquire young players and draft picks, and I’ve had teams that have called that are looking to get some of those. And I’ve had teams that have called looking for some of our veteran players as well. I think it just depends on who you talk to, but I think everybody knows that we have a lot of young assets.”
“I really don’t have an answer for that,” Ainge said. “I mean, trades sort of come out of nowhere a lot of times. A lot of times they’re from past conversations that rekindle when deals are not going to happen, and then, all of the sudden, someone changes their mind. I really don’t know how much dealing there will be around the league or how much dealing we’ll do.”
Danny says trades come out of nowhere. I'm sure their is some truth with that. Danny has come close more than a few times when it comes to trading Rondo. Danny Ainge proposed a trade in 2009 that would have sent Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Amar'e Stoudemire, Leandro Barbosa, and the 14th-overall pick.
Ainge has been close before, he almost did a deal in 2009 with the Pistons as well. That was back in 2009, Rondo was a different player. The rumor that was reported by Marc Spears has me a bit worried. Ainge isn't shy, so were left guessing on his next move.
Rumor: Kings offered Isaiah Thomas, Ben McLemore and two picks for Rajon Rondo