Prediction: if Celts can’t get Love or Embiid, they will pursue Sac’s no. 8 pick plus more with Rondo as bait (to end up with 6 + 8 + 17).
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) June 22, 2014
Ugh. This scenario again.
5-9 point guard Isaiah Thomas is the obvious plus more in this deal. Ben McLemore’s name almost always comes up in rumors too. This deal doesn’t excite me.
I admit that it’s hard for me to look past Isaiah Thomas’ height (5-9). He’s a talented player who can shoot. But is he a legit point guard? CBS Sports ranked Thomas the 8th best PG this season.
One other note: How does Sacramento make that deal knowing its highly unlikely Rondo will resign with them?
UPDATE: Thomas is a restricted free agent which puts limitations on when he can be traded. I’m working to clarify.