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Your Morning Dump… Where despite acquiring Brandon Jennings, Detroit may still be interested in Rondo

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The Pistons’ offseason hasn’t stopped since it began, as they are reportedly agreed to a sign-and-trade deal Tuesday, acquiring restricted free agent Brandon Jennings from the Milwaukee Bucks for Brandon Knight, Khris Middleton and Slava Kravtsov.

Jennings agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal with the Pistons as part of the sign-and-trade, sources tell The Detroit News.

Jennings and the Bucks apparently reached an impasse on contract talks, as he was seeking a deal in the $12 million per season range, but settled on taking a shorter deal with the Pistons worth $8 million annually.

The Pistons had interest in Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, which signaled a lack of faith they felt in Knight developing into a legit starting point guard.

Detroit News

Unable to pry Rajon Rondo away from the Celtics, Pistons GM Joe Dumars has settled for Brandon Jennings.

However, there’s speculation that Dumars will still move on Rondo if Danny Ainge wants to trade him:

Let’s hope Ainge views Rondo as a “franchise-level PG” too and doesn’t move him.

Not that I care much about the Pistons roster, but how frightening is a Brandon Jennings – Josh Smith combination? Two guys not known for their basketball IQ and shot-selection.

Good luck with that, Detroit.

A couple of other tidbits:

You will be forced to spend time with your family on Christmas because the Celtics are not on the NBA schedule.

On this day six years ago, this minor NBA transaction took place. Ho-hum.

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  • swissflix

    oh boy. there is not a single player from Detroit’s roster i would want to have for Rondo instead. Not even Monroe and Drummond together!

    • Frank Aziza

      Those two are interesting.

      • swissflix

        Drummond is a great prospect. Would you do it?

        • Chief_00

          If it was a true rebuild I’d take Drummond and at least a 1st rounder,

    • LA Flake

      If Dumars ever offers us Drummond or Monroe for Rondo, you quietly say, “Yes,” do the deal and then quickly disconnect your phone so he can’t call you back.

  • Frank Aziza

    Trading Rondo means the celtics are planning on a longer rebuild, 5 years plus. Keeping Rondo means trying to make a huge deal for some max players within two years and Rondo being the point guard to lead whoever it may be.

    • WardenOfTheNorth

      not necessarily. there’s no guarantee that Rondo will re-sign after next year. He’ll probably want to test free agency. He’ll get paid, whether its the Celtics or some other team. I’m not sure he’ll be so quick to sign another deal with the C’s, considering how his name gets brought up in trade rumors every other month. His next contract will most likely be the biggest deal of his career, so I’m sure there will be many factors that will weigh into his decision to stay or leave. I think if Danny gets an offer he can’t refuse (a top 5 center or big man), then he pulls the trigger.

  • forever_green

    Rondo’s destiny is in Boston, You can’t have him Joe but with the right amount of picks Danny will do anything..

    Keep Rondo!

  • Chulinho

    It’s going to feel odd not watching the C’s on Christmas Day, but at least we’ll get to see KG and Truth.