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Celtics Morning Joe: Rajon Rondo trade unlikely

Posted by shawn cassidy on June 30, 2013 at 5:00 AM





BostonHerald.com

Danny Ainge said Thursday he wasn’t trying to trade Rajon Rondo, and two league sources backed him up yesterday in the wake of a report that the Celtics president of basketball operations was in discussions with Dallas about his point guard.

“The Celtics haven’t had any conversations with Dallas about Rondo,” said one source. “That’s ridiculous. There’s no truth to it. What in the world does Dallas have to offer for Rondo?”

“They’re trying to rebuild around a 35-year-old power forward Dirk Nowitzki,” he said. “They have a lot of old expiring contracts, and that’s about it.”



It wouldn't be an offseason without Rajon Rondo's name in the mix for a potential trade. Many suspect Ainge to blow the house down completely and start from scratch, and that's with Rondo shipped out of Boston. My thoughts on a trade is this. I had a thought about this, but Franklin in one of the comments yesterday said that the Celtics wouldn't trade Rondo because of marketing reasons. This team could possibly lose money by sending a marquee player out of town. The Celtics will also lose some revenue when you think about them losing some games on ABC, and TNT. I'm sure they'll show the Nets and Clippers games, and maybe the Lakers games on National TV. Those will be entertaining for everyday NBA fans. I will say this. Danny will need to pick which way he wants to go. Rondo doesn't have all the time in the world for a full blown rebuild. If that's what Danny wants. Then do us all a favor and deal him. Rondo will be 28 midway through next season. Rondo's clock is ticking.

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5 Comments

Reply paul
6:10 AM on June 30, 2013 
This scenario, where Rondo is kept just so the team has a face for the franchise, is really the worst scenario for Rondo.
Reply rcraig617
11:59 AM on June 30, 2013 
Danny needs to kill all rumors and just let everyone know rondo is untouchable and actually follow through on it.
Reply Greg
12:57 PM on June 30, 2013 
I honestly think Danny could care less about a face. Danny did come out draft night and say Rondo won't be traded. Rondo might be traded at some point. But not right now,and I hope he isn't.
Reply paul
3:27 PM on June 30, 2013 
rcraig617 says...
Danny needs to kill all rumors and just let everyone know rondo is untouchable and actually follow through on it.


I think this is so important. Just as it is important to know when to keep one's ears open for deals, it's also important to know when to shut the door to any and all deals.
Reply paul
3:28 PM on June 30, 2013 
Greg says...
I honestly think Danny could care less about a face. Danny did come out draft night and say Rondo won't be traded. Rondo might be traded at some point. But not right now,and I hope he isn't.


Oh please, Greg! Danny's word is not exactly his bond.