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Fanning the Rajon Rondo for Chris Paul flames

RedsArmyAdmin November 29, 2011 Uncategorized 9 Comments

Welcome to rumor season.  The Morning Dump set the stage by letting everyone know Danny Ainge was open to trading Rajon Rondo.  Now, people have jumped on that to ask about a Rondo for Chris Paul swap.  And some writers are taking the bait. 

http://twitter.com/#!/ChrisMannixSI/statuses/141515027147534336

Twitter / @ChrisMannixSI: I've always thought a Rond … via kwout

This is how it's going to be, folks.  Get ready for rumors galore.  I'm not sure how the trade would go down, exactly.  Every trade rumor right now would have to include a Glen Davis sign-and-trade… and the Hornets WOULD be looking for a replacement for David West.  Would Baby and Rondo be enough for New Orleans?  

I'll tell you one thing, if that trade went down, people would be screaming about big market vs. small market like you wouldn't believe.  This is one of those scenarios that got us to the lockout in the first place.  If the C's somehow managed to send Rondo and one other non-Big-3 player to New Orleans for Paul, small market owners my just implode.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/iamsaws iamsaws

    If Paul goes to the lakers I might implode

  • http://profile.typepad.com/danmcdonald Danno

    I’m as big a Rondo fan as any other Celts fan, but if this is possible:
    DO IT. DO IT NOW.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/sondler Jerry Sondler

    This is a no-brainer!
    Rondo simply does not have Chris Paul talent.
    Plus, if this makes Boston more attractive to D-Howard one year from now, there is nothing else to consider!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/the_bantam the_bantam

    I can’t even comment on which way to lean on this… it’s just too damn funny to be having these discussions again. Yes, Danny is open to trading anyone. Even if he isn’t, he would want to learn WHO would offer WHAT for him, as that is useful information in future dealings.
    Buy a #9 jersey, Rondo will be on the C’s next year in my opinion.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/nelsonandrew1 Andrew Nelson

    This deal makes perfect sense!!! I LOVE Rondo, but if we could trade hiim and Big Baby for Chris Paul…..that is a no brainer! Chris Paul is Rondo with a jump Shot!! Then like others have said…..we have jeff green, Pierce and PAul as attractions for Dwight Howard to come??? Even resign KG and Ray Allen next year for vet mins

  • http://profile.typepad.com/tcsherwood KY Celts fan

    Being a Wildcat fan and Celtics fan automatically makes me a HUUUUGE Rondo fan. But if it were possible to trade him for Chris Paul, how do you not do it? While also still keeping the ability to sign Dwight next year? It’s a long shot, probably a bigger one than the thought of Howard in green, but still…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/viva2811 viva

    Seriously?! I just can’t believe what all of you are writing. Just unbelievable. No brainer?! Seriously?!!! For Doc’s system Rondo is a fit, not Chris Paul, and who said that Dwight doesn’t want to play with Rondo? I might be wrong, but you surely are.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/sothewind Lee in Oregon

    Tough call because of Paul’s salary. Paul is definitly better and more consistent than Rondo, but that max salary is an issue compared to Rondo’s deal. I’d do it though. Paul can shoot, and plays just as good defense. I’ll say this too, Chris Paul is a dirty SOB who will do anything to win. I personally hate the guy but would love him in Green.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lekeleke94 Mileke

    This is so tough, i love Rondo to death, & wouldn’t want him gone… BUT i would love to have Paul here, so something’s got to give… i’m so pumped to find out