Reading a Rajon Rondo trade rumor makes me yawn. I don't know if I should cry, laugh, or just lose my mind. It's become numbing, and it's something that does bother me, but I also know that there are media rumors and Danny rumors. I try to read through the crap to see who sent the rumor out in the media. The Rockets rumor to me is a media rumor. The Rockets have been rumored to target Love, Melo, LeBron, and Bosh. So Rondo's name coming up with them doesn't shock me at all.
ESPN's Marc Stein reported today that the Rockets could "re-enter the trade game for longtime Houston target Rajon Rondo as well as try to work their way into mix for Kevin Love."
To hear about Houston's interest in Rajon Rondo is not a surprise. As Stein said, they've had an eye on him for a while.
But if they think they have the pieces to acquire Rondo, that is a surprise. A third team will most certainly need to be included in a deal, but the Rockets still run into the same problem of not having much to work with - whether it's a three-team, four-team, or 12-team trade.
The Rockets have nothing to offer Boston first of all. Parsons is gone, Asik is gone, and Lin is even being shipped to the Lakers. The Rockets have zero assets, so don't believe this rumor as an Ainge rumor. But you can count on one from him at some point.