Re: Will Ainge Trade Rondo? No!
posted at 12/3/2011 1:48 PM EST
In Response to Re: Will Ainge Trade Rondo? No!
Regarding trading Rondo... Danny would trade him no problem, all a matter what's in return. Same as with any other player in the NBA. If the question is, is Danny looking to unload Rondo,. I'd say YES. The kid fell to pieces last season and hurt the team. That's bad enough but coming from your PG, its double trouble. When Rondo plays his game, plays legit defense (rarely) and is energized, hes extremely valuable. Problem is, he doesn't bring it in the effort/mental toughness department every game. Compare to KG...who brings it most games even though physically, he cant do it every night. Still, you can gauge the effort and discipline and its there. Because of the above, and the fact Rondo's a non threat from the perimeter allowing defenses to sag and double team , and his horrendous FT shooting which leaves Rondo hesitant to drive for fear of being fouled (check that long stretch of games where Rondo had a few FT attempts cumulatively) .... Danny is actively seeking to trade him imo. Also, the quotes from Danny are meaningless... he'll never tip his hand of publicly mess up his players head by confirming he's trying to unload him...unless its already all out war, aka Melo/Nuggets
Posted by Karllost
A lot of piling on Rondo here as if he's a lousy point guard with few redeeming qualities, statements full of hyperbole and hot air.
K-Lo said, "The kid fell to pieces last season and hurt the team. That's bad enough but coming from your PG, its double trouble. When Rondo plays his game, plays legit defense (rarely) and is energized, hes extremely valuable."
The fact is the whole team feel apart after the Perk trade, and to single out Rondo alone as hurting the team is a gross injustice. All of the starters save Ray hurt the team during that stretch especially the bench.
The rest of K-Lo's quote is agreeable to me, though, except the part where he claims Rondo rarely plays legit D. I saw nearly every game last season and Rondo brings legit D and defensive energy almost every game.
Don't' forget how he played through injuries last season instead of shutting it down. He's a gamer, you can credit him that with no argument.
No doubt Danny would trade his own mother if the right deal came along, but there are only a few NBA point guards at Rondo's level, and I doubt any of them are available to the Celtics. That's why I don't think Danny will trade Rondo.http://rajonrondowski.blogspot.com/