Re: Rondo Tradebait?
posted at 1/11/2013 11:07 AM EST
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
Gortat just said he doesn't want to be traded. :)
OneonOne you missed a key piece of analysis, Rondo is now in the top ten jersey sales in the NBA and he is box office. The Celtics will not trade him lightly.
I don't think this has changed much or that this is news. Ainge will trade Rondo for an even better point guard or a great big, and that's about it. Both of those are in short supply. So, expect to see Rondo around.
The only things that could change this would be: if Rondo gets one more serious suspension, in which case Ainge may get fed up, or, if the Celtics fall well short of expectations this season and it is deemed to be Rondo's fault. That assessment will have to wait.
If Rondo were traded this season it would be right before the deadline when more teams realize they are out of it and are ready to trade great players.
Also, the record with and without Rondo is a tricky one. Teams can get by without key players for stretches. If Rondo was out for longer (months) I don't think you'd see the same result.
Till then it's all just wishful thinking at best.
Actually I didn't miss anything. I just posted the article. I happen to agree with some of it as I said. All of it, no. Would not suprise me at all if their are no trades at all
. Just because C fans want a trade doesn't make it happen. We tend to over value our guys just as other teams do theirs. Thats why it is hard to make trades. Again I never said I was ready to trade Rondo as I like him, would just like to see some improvement in a couple of areas. I can live with the free throw shooting, and his outside shot. Other parts I am not as happy with. Teams don't usually trade players like Rondo without reason, so with that said I doubt very seriously that he would be traded at this time.
Its pretty obvious posters have different opinions on whether they would or wouldn't do something like this. Thats alright with me. I value everyones opinion on real trade scenarios. I won't knock their opinion on a trade because I don't like it (unless it is unrealistic) or don't think it will happen.
One thing I do think is NO ONE is off the radar on a trade other than KG. A lot of them I don't want gone but if it help the C's I am all for it.