Re: Cs trade is Imminent?
posted at 8/5/2014 1:50 AM EDT
This is roster-clearing stuff, small trades, not big stuff.
"Mel I agree get rid of awful green"
Folks like the two of you neglect to mention that other teams feel the same way about Green. It's not that he's awful, he's not terrible as much as he is inconsistent. What's awful is his bad contract, which no other team wants. So it's not easy to get "rid of" a player like Green. In many cases it's better to keep him and try to get him enough playing time to raise his value, then trade him.
"and rondo, rondo won a championship because he was in the shadows of PP,KG' and Ray Allen, even Eddie house and James posey did more in the run."
Ridiculous. Rondo was a key part of the championship team and he was a second year point guard at the time. Plenty of second year point guards have had much worse seasons, John Wall for example.
Rondo averaged 10 and 6 in the postseason that year, and played even better the next year when he averaged 16 and 10 when the Celts lost in the Finals. Rondo was headed towards Finals MVP though he faded late in that series. But Allen also shot us out of two games in that series. Net net Rondo played very well those postseasons. Later he hung 44 and 10 on the Heat and was the best player on the court in that series for several games.
You have Rondo's problems totally wrong. What Rondo has not proven is that he can be the best player on a team. I don't think he can, that's not his role. He also hasn't show he will put in the all out effort in the regular season, he tends to save his best for the bigger games.
Rondo has way more trade value than Green but given Rondo's contract is close to expiring even he is not especially tradeable.
But - expect him to be traded next season after he gets some playing time.
I can understand why some don't like Rondo - though calling him names after he helped win a championship (and played through all kinds of tough injuries like a dislocated elbow) is pathetic, but we see that a lot here, and not just with Rondo - folks putting down other championship players they don't like like big Baby.