M & M Live.com: Pistons Still Seek Their Rondo
Way Of The Ray
wayoftheray at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 17 17:54:17 UTC 2013
I don't know where Rondo is going -- maybe nowhere -- but that
Boston will continue to shop him, and Dumars will continue to talk with
Danny Ainge about the possibility, until such point as the Celtics trade
Rondo elsewhere or the trade deadline passes.
The Celtics are looking to maximize Rondo's value if they make a deal, and a lot of teams won't offer much until they see him playing again on that
surgically repaired knee. If that happens on schedule and Rondo is
effective, there will be any number of suitors, including Detroit.
Rest assured, if Rondo is traded and the Pistons don't get him, it won't be for their lack of interest.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and head coach Brad Stevens have both supported Rondo at every chance, calling him a
franchise cornerstone and Boston's new leader. But no matter how many
times they back him publicly, rumors will persist.
Without any internal knowledge of Ainge's plans, I assume no Celtics
are safe from being dealt. The current roster seems constructed almost
specifically to maximize the amount of options Ainge has while moving
forward, meaning trading just about anyone -- for the right price, of
course -- could be in play.
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