Boston Celtics trade rumors: Rajon Rondo trade to Denver Nuggets possible?
Boston Celtics trade rumors about a Rajon Rondo trade popped up again on Wednesday (Jan. 23). During a live chat session, NBA analyst Chad Ford brought up the possibility of the Celtics trading Rondo to the Denver Nuggets . It's an interesting scenario that could certainly change the face of both franchises.
With the Celtics continuing to struggle and Rondo allowing Kyrie Irving to score 40 points on the team Tuesday night (Jan. 22), the team might need to seriously consider making a big move. This is where Ford states that the Nuggets could enter the equation because they have the assets that Danny Ainge would want to bring back to Boston.
Ford stated that, "Yes, they (the Nuggets) have two point guards already, but Rondo would be an upgrade on a team trying to compete right now and they have the pieces that could entice Danny Ainge to make a deal." It's hard to argue with that logic, but the question would become just how many assets that Nuggets would have to give up to make a deal like this possible.
It has been clear for a while that the Denver Nuggets are one of the deeper teams in the NBA, so they could probably absorb giving up a few players in a Rajon Rondo trade. It might require someone like Ty Lawson going to the Celtics, though, unless the plan would be to slide him to shooting guard.
Intriguing Boston Celtics trade rumors like this one are going to continue coming up until the Celtics get way above .500, the team pulls off a trade, or the NBA trade deadline finally hits. For fantasy basketball owners, this could be an interesting ride, especially if several good players end up switching teams in a blockbuster deal.