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.

Mass Live

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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