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Kirby 02-08-2012 01:06 PM

Rondo for Gasol?
 
Celtics Interested In Rondo For Gasol Trade - RealGM Wiretap

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“Well, if there were a way for us to get a 25-year-old, All-Star, ball-handling guard we’d love to do it," said Kupchak to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com. "But that’s not likely in February. So you look at other alternatives, and see if it’s better than what you have. That’s all.”

Rajon Rondo is the player that fits that description, possibly the only one in the NBA.

Sources say the Celtics have interest in acquiring Pau Gasol for Rondo.
Rondo to LA would be wicked!

LOG 02-08-2012 01:13 PM

Rondo to Raps would be awesome!

thought 02-08-2012 01:14 PM

taking fisher out of the starting lineup is addition by subtraction, and when you add rondo's defense and penetration they're obviously getting better there. this would reinforce the need for LA to get another shooter because the lack of shotmaking from deep is killing them, and Rondo might actually make that issue worse. JR Smith would be an incredible pickup for the Lakers, cause he'd get whipped into shape pretty quickly.

Chiggmo 02-08-2012 01:15 PM

I dunno, I think that deal is pretty shit for the celts... get older and worse imo.

jeffb 02-08-2012 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Chiggmo (Post 611651)
I dunno, I think that deal is pretty shit for the celts... get older and worse imo.

Agreed. LAL would win this hands down. If I'm them I insist on Bynum instead.

DonMughal 02-08-2012 01:34 PM

Wow...wow, would be pure hell in Boston after this. What an awful trade.

Raptorman 02-08-2012 01:40 PM

At least the "real" teams arnt trying to rape the crappy ones anymore. They are going after each other.

Chiggmo 02-08-2012 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Raptorman (Post 611662)
At least the "real" teams arnt trying to rape the crappy ones anymore. They are going after each other.

They got everything they wanted out of the shit teams, now its on to cutting each others throats

Windex 02-08-2012 02:24 PM

I don't understand why the Celtics would do this

box92 02-08-2012 02:47 PM

this doesnt make sense for boston

'trane 02-08-2012 03:01 PM

maybe rondo is an asshole. or maybe boston management think's he's a bit overrated or not sexy. maybe they think pierce, allen, bradley, dooling and daniels can handle the ball and all they need is a dominant post presence to get back into the playoffs.

and pau only has 2 years left after this one, so maybe this is part of the rebuilding?

dunno. seems like an odd move for the celts, but maybe there's more to rondo than we know.

carp 02-08-2012 03:09 PM

maybe it's not a straight one for one

Windex 02-08-2012 03:26 PM

there's always Steven Nash

INSIDER 02-08-2012 03:33 PM

if i'm the C's, Rondo is the one player i refuse to trade. Everyone on the roster is available except for him.
and why Gasol? if i'm talking to the Lakers the only name that is coming up is Bynum's. Gasol is on the downward part of his career, why would you want to add another old guy to an already old team?

Chiggmo 02-08-2012 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by INSIDER (Post 611695)
if i'm the C's, Rondo is the one player i refuse to trade. Everyone on the roster is available except for him.
and why Gasol? if i'm talking to the Lakers the only name that is coming up is Bynum's. Gasol is on the downward part of his career, why would you want to add another old guy to an already old team?

Thats more or less what I was thinking before...

ClutchCity 02-08-2012 04:21 PM

It's funny because Laker fans are thinking "why would C's do this trade?" and C's fans are thinking "why would LA do this trade?". I think this is actually a pretty good trade for both teams assuming there's some other pieces involved in the trade. The C's have shown the ability to win without their all-star PG and acquiring Gasol gives them a suddenly deep frontcourt of Gasol/KG/Bass/JO/Wilcox. It leaves huge holes for LA and Boston at the PF and PG positions, respectively. I'd love to see Steve Blake going to Bos and Bass coming to LA to fill those holes. Lakers would probably have to give up more on top of that to make the trade work though.

Kirby 02-08-2012 04:26 PM

McRoberts and Murphy are more than enough to hold down the PF position at an average level. I don't know if Boston has faith in their pgs or something, maybe something's up with Rondo.

Please make this happen!

INSIDER 02-08-2012 04:39 PM

Lakers must be kicking themselves for giving away Odom for absolutely nothing in return.

TORaptor4Ever 02-08-2012 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Kirby (Post 611725)
McRoberts and Murphy are more than enough to hold down the PF position at an average level. I don't know if Boston has faith in their pgs or something, maybe something's up with Rondo.

Please make this happen!

I think so too. And with Bynum having a career year I don't think that LA's frontcourt would suffer too badly. If they still had Odom this trade would be SO much better for them though.... because if Bynum gets injured or into foul trouble it makes things tough.

Doesn't make much sense for BOS since they'll be betting the farm on the next 2 seasons or so and relying HEAVILY on Pau and Pierce to carry them offensively. If they're determined to deal Rondo they should do it for a high draft pick.

Kirby 02-08-2012 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by TORaptor4Ever (Post 611754)
I think so too. And with Bynum having a career year I don't think that LA's frontcourt would suffer too badly. If they still had Odom this trade would be SO much better for them though.... because if Bynum gets injured or into foul trouble it makes things tough.

Doesn't make much sense for BOS since they'll be betting the farm on the next 2 seasons or so and relying HEAVILY on Pau and Pierce to carry them offensively. If they're determined to deal Rondo they should do it for a high draft pick.

Pau has a lot more game left in him. He's not really one to rely on his athleticism, and is a lot more fundamentals like Duncan. You can't really write him off yet, and maybe Boston would prefer a PG that could shoot the 3. I don't know if Bradley's been under some secret training or something but getting rid of your star PG who is a cog and not rebuilding is kind of weird.

maybe this could expand with Houston, who wanted Gasol in the first place.


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