In response to jdm894g's comment:
In response to celticelmo's comment:
I don't mind handing them a title if it sets the Celtics up for multiple titles. They are going to rebuild quicker than us anyways, so why not get some help from them.
Becasue that might hand them several Titles and we are banking on a draft choice that may or may not turn out good. Not trying to a jerk tee but I want them in the rear view mirror. They will be able to get back into contention before the C's do but I just would not want to hand them Rondo for a "what if".
Rondo is 28 and coming off an injury. He will soon be demanding a max length contract before the Celtics are even close to contention. This contract will further hinder the Celtics ability to compete. I know the draft is not a sure thing, but I would take this gamble. You would rather them have Kobe, LeBron, Melo, Pierce, Gasol and Marcus Smart, Wiggins, Exum, or Parker cause that is what it will be if they have a top 5 pick. Whether we do this deal or not, the Lakers immediate future is FAR brighter than the Celtics. I know you are not being a jerk and, yes, I hate the Lakers as much as you, but sometimes you have to hold your nose.