Thursday, June 26, 2014
Trade Day Rondo Thoughts
A similar thing happened in 2011, leading up to the Perkins trade. Word spread through the internet that Perkins was going to demand too much money and that Danny had to trade him for something or lose hm for nothing. This parallel suggests to me that Danny may possibly have had a bit of a hand in the spreading of such notions (remember there is always a tradeoff, access for content influence, in journalism, as well as in quasi-journalism), as they certainly seemed awfully convenient to Danny's purposes in the case of the Perkins trade at least, and this in turn suggests that Danny is now paving the way for a Rondo trade.
I have come to believe that Rondo would be better off on almost any other team. There's no excuse for the fact that the trade rumors continue to howl around Rondo. He is probably the most persistently rumored person in the NBA, over time, and maybe ever. The only way this can end is for Rondo to leave Boston. He deserves a franchise and a fandom that is willing to accord him respect and appreciation.
If Rondo does stay, Danny should give him no-trade status. Make the commitment or go in a different direction. That's the adult thing to do. It's time for Danny to stop acting like a child who enjoys torturing barbie dolls.