Re: building around Rondo.
posted at 7/2/2013 9:00 PM EDT
In response to Jump-ball-overtime's comment:
In response to jtkl's comment:
Looks like Rondo is probably staying at least for a bit longer.
This references article found on redsarmy
A source told Sporting News on Monday that, while Ainge gets calls on Rondo regularly, he has no intention of trading him, but rather, wants to see how Rondo operates as the team leader without Pierce and Garnett around.
As one opposing general manager put it, “I don’t think Danny has made a single call about Rondo. He has gotten calls. But it would be wrong to say he has considered shopping him.”
And Rondo is perfectly happy to be part of the Celtics going forward. He has not issued a trade demand or a request or even so much as a trade inquiry, a source told Sporting News. He has no incentive to do so. In fact, Rondo welcomes the challenge of taking over the new-look Celtics, however things might pan out.
Ainge doesn’t have much of a choice in this situation.
Rondo may be 27 and in the prime of his career, but his trade value is diminished significantly because of the ACL injury.
I also think it would be foolish to dump Rondo as part of Tankapalooza 2014. Even if the Celtics strike gold in next year’s draft, Mr. Franchise Savior is going to need help.
The mighty LeBron James went ringless in his 7 seasons in Cleveland. What was the main reason behind his departure? He didn’t have enough help to win a title.
Keeping the guy that cost the team Doc, and Ray, and resulted in the loss of KG and Pierce is not the kind of person that should be the center of anything but a trade. If Danny does anything other than build his trade value, Danny deserves what he gets.
Rondo is not Larry, not Lebron, not Kobe, or Pierce, or KG, and does not deserve hero worship. He is a child with talent, an athlete without disipline or leadership skills. Find someone else.
True dat. Rondo is Fat Lever w/out the fat...