Celtics Blog’s Kevin O’Connor wraps up some potentially credible and potentially suspect trade rumors involving Rondo and the Rockets:
This afternoon, FoxSports.com’s Sam Amico said sources have told him the Rockets think they can acquire Rondo. No further details were illustrated, but the two sides have talked trade.
The first person to report on the rumblings is a reliable source from the Houston area, who has connections with various NBA agents. (Though anonymous, this person has been the first to report on Houston-area stories such as the signings of Dwight Howard and Omer Asik, the trade for Kevin Martin, and the passing of football legend Bum Phillips.)
This source says that Houston’s general manager Daryl Morey is willing to offer two first round draft picks and other players to make the deal work. However, Danny Ainge has remained steadfast and insisted that 25-year-old forward Chandler Parsons is included into the deal.
Understandably, Morey has decided to bide his time and wait to see what other types of offers Boston received before giving in and offering Parsons. Other young players Houston can offer include point guard, Patrick Beverley, power forward Donatas Motiejunas, and combo-forward Terrence Jones.
Call me crazy but I’m wary of a “reliable source” who posts his information on message boards.
But if you want to play along, there have to be multiple players included in this deal because Chandler Parsons makes less than $1 million.
Jeff Green? Jeremy Lin? Omer Asik?
File under: Holy sh@t this might happen