The Detroit Free Press is in love with Rajon Rondo. Their love is so deep and passionate, they think the Pistons can acquire Rondo for a bouquet of flowers and expiring contracts:
However, there will be many suitors for Rondo, who averaged 13.7 points, 11.1 assists and 1.8 steals, if he wants out. The Pistons could be one of the teams interested in acquiring him even after acquiring Brandon Jennings
A story out of Boston said Celtics president Dan Ainge hopes Rondo is ready by training camp. Surrounded by a young team and rookie coach, the fiery Rondo clearly would be the leader of a team that isn’t expected to make the playoffs.
One factor in the Pistons’ favor is Rondo is on good terms with Josh Smith, the team’s free-agent acquisition. Another factor is he’d have two big men to get the ball to in Greg Monroe and Greg Drummond.
Ainge likely would wait until Rondo plays, see how his relationship with Stevens develops and what offers teams would present before deciding on moving Rondo.
A surplus of guards and expiring contracts could get Ainge’s attention.
If Rajon Rondo proves his knee is healthy suddenly becomes available on the trade block, there are going to be several suitors. Like 10. Maybe 15.
So this notion that a crap platter of Rodney Stuckey and/or Charlie Villanueva’s expiring contracts or Brandon Jennings could get Ainge’s attention is laughable. LAUGHABLE.
A top-5 point guard in the prime of his career is worth a helluva lot more than that. Not only is Rondo elite talent, but he’s on a manageable contract (2 years, $25 million).
Spare me the Josh Smith factor. Good friends don’t always end up on the same team (See Howard, Dwight and Paul, Chris).
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