Re: Bill Simmons trade proposal...
posted at 2/20/2013 2:06 PM EST
In response to MustangBri's comment:
Bill on SVP & Rusillo radio show today, filling in for Van Pelt proposed...
Rhondo to Sac/Seattle for Demarcus Cousins and (to make $$ work) Jimmer Fredette.
His reasoning was, when the Kings move to Seattle they will need a name player to draw fans, and... in a subliminal way they could tank their season knowing Rondo will not be playing this season and dump their best player giving them a better pick in June's draft lottery.
What say you fans? Team seems to play more cohesively sans Rondo, and we get that big man inside to rebound and a poor man's version of JJ Reddick in the Jimmer. Gives us a shot at 2013 without showing KG & PP the door.
P.S. Not a Rondo-hater. Luv the guy, but... they do play better as a unit without him.
Thinking outside the box... liked his idea.
Not likely to happen but I would love it and it keeps KG & PP with us so they can retire in Boston and maybe make 1/2 the fans happy !!!
Rondo is no Paul/Irving both of whose outstanding play in the Allstar game was cited in a separate article. With Rondo last night vs Denver, we still wouldn't have won. We got outrebounded, a frequent happening on this team w/o a pure rebounder like Faried who put in a number of Off Reb layups surrounded by 2-3 Celtics. RR would excel with a team with Big Guys in the Post to whom to pass and/or drive to the basket.
Also, Only way I would keep KG & PP in Boston for 1-2 more years is if we traded Rondo for Howard or Cousins.
I don't understand all the posts KG bleeds green but NBA is a business and we need think about some youth for the future if we don't feel we can win this year so we selfishly trade him. He needs to waive his no trade agreement so if he does end up with the Clippers, it means he wanted to retire in his home location and try to get another ring. I would love a Jordan and Bledsoe straight up.
The problem is PP and it would be nice for him to to end up in LA home town, retire with KG and get another ring. I'm sure, too, they'd love some thrashing of the Lakers too in remaining games. But with PP to the Clippers, I don't think they have enough other players to fully compensate us. If the NBA is truly a business with no heart, the best trade staight up for us is PP for Josh Smith but sending him there would be like Siberia and would have the rage of Celtic fans. But last night vs. Denver, it was our youth, Green & Bradley, who really kept us in that game. Yup, I know the altitude was a factor but PP committed a couple of costly turnovers & tossed up bricks & looked slow but DA continued to play him. Whether PP admits it or not, he'd be an effective bench player for a competitor these days.