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There’s still a little life left to the Rondo rumors

RedsArmyAdmin December 14, 2011 Uncategorized 5 Comments

Get shorty copy

C'mon man…. You had to know better than to think Rajon Rondo mentions in connection with Chris Paul would die simply because the Celtics don't seem to have any other tradeable assets. 

Paul has not reversed field regarding wanting out of New Orleans. Initially blessed with overriding leverage and exhilarating options, CP$’s, relocation program has narrowed to the Celtics (Rajon Rondo continues to be available) and the Warriors (NOLA wants Monta Ellis, Andris Biedrins and rookie Klay Thompson).

Of course, there’s always the chance a phantom team will scamper across the road in front of the Hornets like a deer in late fall dusk?

More likely, the fortified Clippers will resurface and turn over Eric Gordon (asking between $13-$15M per to extend long-term), Chris Kaman (closing out contract at $12.7M), Eric Bledsoe, Al-Farouq Aminu and Minnesota’s 2012 first-round real estate.

Things to remember here:  

  1. Danny Ainge still wants Chris Paul
  2. Recently signed players are not eligible to be traded, so Jeff Green, our two rookies, Chris Wilcox, Marquis Daniels, & Sasha Pavlovic are out.  

Those two things are diametrically opposed to one another, so Danny would have to get other teams involved.  And other teams that may have been trade partners have also moved on.  So while Rajon Rondo may still, theoretically, be available, it's as unlikely as ever that anything gets done. 

The real rumors exist out in LA, where both Los Angles teams are making a push for Chris Paul.  The Clippers have better assets on their own, but the Lakers have good players that a third team might want.  The Lakers are reportedly making a strong push for Paul rather than Dwight Howard… it will be interesting to see what transpires over the next few days. 

So despite Peter Vescey trying to include Boston… and despite Danny probably wanting to be included… I think Rondo stays here.

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

    I don’t get the Get Shorty reference.

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

    I don`t get the Rondo fascination.
    One would get the impression that trading Rondo in 2011…was akin to trading Michael Jordan in 1992.
    Just trade him already for Paul!
    New Orleans gets rid of a player who is dying to leave them…Boston gets rid of their ridiculously overrated drama queen!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/elvyn Elvyn Grant

    Shorty=CP3. even D12 might not move at all.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/york2000 York Ie 2000

    Actually, I’m pretty sure “Shorty” is referring to Rondo….KG, in his most recent interview repeatedly called Rondo Shorty. Just saying.
    Also….Is it true Paul just got traded to the Clippers? If so… that’s fine with me. Rondo…despite his outburst at the end of last season which was kind of disappointing…has really shown that he really is serious about maturing now so…I think this year he will become so much more about the team and less about himself (and please…there are plenty of players who are more stuck on themselves than Rondo has ever been..so that’s kind of harsh, and I don’t think he has ever been truly stuck on himself. Maybe stubborn and upset at losing sometimes..but I do think he is a team player). :) I’m so glad he will remain a Celtic.. They’re all he’s ever known and I know a lot of people are complaining and upset cause we won’t have CP3….but Rondo has done a lot for the Celtics in the years he’s been with them, and I don’t think that can be denied or forgotten. So, I’m looking forward to seeing Rondo in that green jersey….along with all the other Celtics…this season, Starting on SUNDAY!!! :D