Tuesday, June 24, 2014

As Kevin Love rumors cool off, Rondo rumors start to heat up



The Kevin Love rumors have cooled off, and now as the Celtics enter draft night. The Rondo rumors are coming more frequent. The latest, and the trade with the most friction so far is Rondo to the Kings. With the Kings looking into Rondo's pal Josh Smith. Some think this is the Kings attempt at Rondo.

ESPN Boston

Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com on Tuesday that the Pistons have engaged the Sacramento Kings in trade discussions this week that would potentially land Josh Smith in the same Sacramento frontcourt as DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay. Sources say that Smith being swapped in exchange for the combination of Sacramento's Jason Thompson and Derrick Williams is one trade construction that the teams have discussed. Although one source insisted Tuesday that no deal is imminent, another source told ESPN.com that the teams have continued to exchange proposals, with Williams potentially being replaced by another Kings player such as Jason Terry or Carl Landry.

Here's the interesting part for Celtics fans:
Another potential bonus [for the Kings] is Smith's close relationship with Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, whom Sacramento has reportedly been targeting in trade talks for some time. One source said that the Kings' focus, for the moment, is Thursday's draft and perhaps swinging a trade involving the No. 8 overall pick. Sources told ESPN.com's Andy Katz on Tuesday that Sacramento has narrowed its potential draft pick trade partners down to Boston, Phoenix and Philadelphia -- three teams that have multiple first-round picks.

As draft nears, and with the Celtics into the first pick from Cleveland. I worry about Rondo's future in green.

9 comments:

  1. It really sounds like Rondo is gone. For one thing, this Smith rumor suggests that the Kings are pretty sure that the Cs are serious about trading Rondo, such that their key worry is how to get Rondo to stay. Secondly, the ubiquitous rumors that Rondo intends to go max, and that he is unwilling to be part of a rebuild - both of which appears to have no foundation in reality -smell like Danny's work to me. Little by little these rumors seem to be persuading the fandom that there is no choice but to trade Rondo.

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    1. Can we trust his reconstucted knee with a max contract though?

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    2. What a clever rabbit. Thankyou for the demonstration.

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  2. It's Austin Ainge trolling on here. Rondo's knee is fine. He's not D.Rose..

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  3. Rondo's knee does not worry me. He's never had major injuries until the ACL. He takes care of his body.. His knee was jacked because he carried the old Celtics for years. He was burnt, and the injury was because of that.

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  4. I think so too Greg! I think you are right, Franklin. And he still gets no credit for how he carried the Cs. Even seeing the way each of the Big Three has gone downhill after leaving the Cs hasn't made an impression. They guy, Rondo, who supposedly wasn't going to be able to produce at the same level did, despite having a very weak team around him and being in recovery from ACL, and the guys who supposedly didn't need Rondo went downhill, despite having strong teams around them. But still few see the obvious - that Rondo carried the Cs for years.

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  5. Rondo carried the load since 2009 when KG went down before the playoffs.

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  6. He kept the Big Three relevant and in contention.

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