Re: Rondo's Suspicious Behavior is an Omen
posted at 1/19/2014 3:09 PM EST
In response to Eldunker's comment:
I get the feeling that Rondo is working WITH Danny and Brad on a common objective... to be traded to a contender.
The timing of his return. The statements to the media. Rondo's behavior. Lets face it, Rondo like every other NBA player, would prefer to play with a competitive team that has a chance at winning and not a team beginning a lengthly and arduous rebuilding process.
The "Captain" thing is just another Danny ploy IMO, to position his player as a leader to enhance his trade value.
The talent on this Celtics team, coupled with Brad's system, and Rondo's upcoming contract demands, is not the best environment for Rondo or the Celtics.
The two questions in my mind is will Rondo be traded by the Feb 20 deadline or at the end of the season and who will be our next PG.
Of the trade Rondo crowd you are one of the few, I find to be sane. In fact, I like a lot of your posts. but I think you are in error. I mean which contender do you send him too?
Heat? have a decent point guard and what would they give up? Lebron obviously no. Wade too old to help us in a rebuild and injury prone. Bosh? leaves the heat without any real length.
Indiana?George, uhm indinaa won't do that Hibbert either. Granger maybe, but he is injury prone and older.
Spurs/Warrirs/clips/Thunder? Point guard covered. why start over even if they thought Rondo was a slight upgrade.
Rockets? What do they have to offer, Lamb and Asik? No thank you.
I mean what true contender is left?
Well to someone for picks perhaps?Which contender has any good picks? we have 17 in the next five years already anyway. That's a quite a few, not sure we need more.
No, I think we are keeping rondo like we kept Pierce in 07. With the draft picks we have when a star becoms avilible danny will make a move. not to mention we could score in the lottery ourselves.
If Rondo is getting traded it makes much much more sense to do at next years trade deadline.
because we can A see how trades, drafts and free agency shakes out and Rondo will be coming up on the end of his contract.