Re: Rondo's Future
posted at 10/28/2013 4:36 PM EDT
In response to Eldunker's comment:
Do you think Rondo will still be on the Celtics at this time next year?
If not, Who will Rondo be traded to:
A case can be made for 10 teams. I think of those Orlando and Houston are the most likely destinations.
Houston has been talked about a lot in here, with focus on some deal involving Asik. They could also use a versitle PF and backup SG as well. Maybe an opportunity to dump Bass and Lee as part of a Rondo deal.
Orlando may be a more likely destination. Nelson is 31 and his play has declined. PG back up is E'Twuan!! They are deep at SG (which we need). Olapido will make Afflalo somewhat indispensable and they are weak at SF. They have 2 - 2014 first round picks and 2 - 2016 picks.
I would do any of the following:
Rondo and Wallace -for- Nelson, Turkaglo (huge expiring contract ) and their own 2015 first round pick.
or instead of their 2015 pick, possibly Orlando's 2014 pick from Denver (17 ish?) AND their 2016 pick from Philly (top 14 protected). Celtics would then have the option of bundling the Brooklyn pick (22ish) and Denver pick to move up in the 2014 draft. (and the 2016 draft).
or Rondo, Wallace and Brooks -for- Nelson, Afflalo and Harkless
Both of your conjectures will not happen. Rondo will not be traded for scrubs like those mentioned above. He is an All Star top 5 PG in NBA. So much for this crazy ideas of trading the best player in the Celtics team.