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Rose and Simmons believe Rondo trade will happen

Posted by shawn cassidy on October 8, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Sometimes it's just easy to give up, when you’ve been given up on. It's even easier to step into the shade, to avoid that harsh light that points up at you.Rondo isn't that type of person,so don't expect him to take the trade talk from others hard.  Proclaimed homer of Boston sports, has been nothing but an odd ball when it comes to anything Celtics. I gladly admit that I don't like the guy. Before he was even on ABC/ESPN commenting about the NBA, I still muted Michael Wilbon, and whoever shared the stage with him. It does make it easier to mute the broadcast with Simmons opening his mouth.

I know Simmons is not your prototypical sports guy, he's supposed to be like you and me, a fan in the inside covering the sports we love, but I find his persona annoying, and unrealistic. I'm sure if he ever found this blog, he would have some harsh words,and I would be fine with that, but this is my stage to say what I want.

Simmons was visibly upset during draft night when the Celtics traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, and I thought for a second that maybe I was giving Simmons a hard time for nothing. Once the dust settled, and once Simmons could analyze Celtics, he then began to speak. He's pro tanking, and pro trading Rondo. I get it, and it's my opinion that he's wrong on both fronts.

Simmons has been saying that he believes the Celtics will trade Rondo, and I think it's more of wanting it, then actually believing that it will happen. For those who like Simmons, that's great. I get why, and maybe I just don't get him. I did think some of his Doc tactics were decent, but I also thought the two going back and forth was a bit childish.

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Reply jlil89
5:51 AM on October 9, 2013 
I like Bill. I just don't agree with his view on the Celtics at this moment. Foolish trade. You don't just give up a transcendent player like Rondo for THAT. #9 will just have to shut the haters up, like he always does. lol
Reply paul
8:16 AM on October 9, 2013 
The whole iwannabeblack thing is soooo old. But he's build his career on it, and he can't seem to let go of it.

That said, I sometimes like him and sometimes don't like him. On the positive side of the ledger, he's constantly referencing basketball history and cultural history. On the negative side of the ledger, he constantly demeans the seventies and -yes - Dave Cowens!

But I think he's spot on here. Danny Ainge just loves loves loves making big trades. He loves it. Lives for it. He can barely get to sleep at night, he gets so excited every time he thinks about trading Rondo. As a kid he probably traded his puppy dog for some marbles. The comparison Simmons and Rose draw is apt; if you are blowing up your house, you aren't going to leave the living room standing. You are going to blow up the whole house.

As I see it, all the nice things being said about Rondo are formulaic, boilerplate, patently insincere.
It's all intended to drive up the price. It's also, of course, meant to keep fans buying tickets. What's telling is that we have heard nothing, at least that I recall, from Stevens that suggests that he has any idea how to build a team around Rondo. Instead we've heard about 'positionless basketball'. Is there any player in the league less married to a position than Rondo? Stevens wants the ball moving around and Rondo is probably the most ball-dominant pg in the league. One side is just not adding up to the same number as the other side.

I think Simmons is also right that Sacramento will surely make a big play for Rondo.

I agree, Jlil. You don't trade a transcendent player like Rondo. No way. But I'm not Danny Ainge.
Reply celtsfan
12:09 PM on October 9, 2013 
Ainge could pottentially lose his job if he trades Rondo,and the celtics never recover,could he risk that.