ESPN's Peter May thinks the Celtics should offer Rajon Rondo to the Nets for Deron Williams:
One person in the Nets organization who is not directly connected to negotiations with Williams offered his opinion on the star's intentions, saying he doesn't think there's any chance the guard stays with New Jersey. He also thought the team would be wise to come to grips with that and trade him before the March 15 deadline.
If Williams is available, and you're the Celtics, don't you dust off the Chris Paul trade folder and go hard for him? You'd have to part with Rajon Rondo and someone else (Jermaine O'Neal fits neatly from a cap standpoint) to get the deal done. But it's worth it if you're the Celtics.
Is Deron Williams a better point guard than Rajon Rondo? He's a better scorer, for sure. I'd give Rondo the nod on defense and call them even on passing.
The question mark in all of this trade speculation is… Dwight Howard. Does Deron Williams give you a better chance to land Howard in free agency?