Re: Stephen A Smith: Doc, PP, KG to Clips for Griffin, Jordan, Bledsoe
posted at 5/6/2013 1:07 PM EDT
In response to Red-16Russ-11's comment:
In response to R9R's comment:
The only way this goes down would be:
1. Trade KG for DeAndre Jordan & Eric Bledsoe & maybe one side throws in a late pick or we throw in T. Williams
2. Paul Pierce gets bought out with the understanding that he will sign a 1 year, cap friendly deal with the Clippers (maybe with a player option for year 4) something around 4-5M (remember he is getting paid 5M already from the buyout).
Doc: Doubt he leaves the Celtics for another team, even if it to continue to coach KG & PP. Doc would want to either finish out his contract & coach Olympics or retire to take a two year break, coach Olympics in 16, then get another coaching job.
Celtics: Rondo, Bradley, Bledsoe, Avery, Williams, Terry, Lee, Crawford, Green, Bass, Sullinger, Randolph, Jordan, Melo.
That is a young, high potential, low expectation team. Danny would certainly be in a position where he could trade some of our SG's for additional young assets.
Rondo would have to be traded ......he won't want to rebuild!
He won't be traded this summer. He will certainly benefit from low expectations of the team, during his recovery period. Everyone is assuming Rondo will bounce right back, and I am on that boat, but it will be nice for him to return in a pressure-less environment.
Say he gets back to 100% (meaning mulitple triple-double nights) before the trade deadline... his value will be quite high, and then Danny can look to trade him.
However, Rondo is a key piece to a championship team. What we need to do is get in a position in two years where we have built a team around Rondo that can contend. Otherwise, he will want to look elsewhere.
Right now Rondo & Green & Bass are entering their primes. Avery is going to keep getting better. Sullinger will continue to get better. Melo may be able to play in the NBA one day.