Rumor: Rajon Rondo is Laker bound
Old 02-27-2012, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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According to Peter Vecsey of the New York Post, discussions have ensued between the Lakers and Celtics centering around a swap of Pau Gasol and Rajon Rondo. The extent of such negotiations are unknown, but the teams are said to be making preliminary moves to ready themselves for the potential trade.

The Lakers search for a Point Guard has been reported to death, as has the availability of Power Forward, Pau Gasol. However, as the team had seemed primed for nothing more then a modest addition, from out of nowhere they now find themselves in the hunt for the league’s best distributor. But why would Boston make such a move?

The Celtics are clearly in decline and their greatest battle has been with father time. A roster built on the twilight of future Hall of Fame careers, this trade would only serve to rid themselves of their sole youthful talent, while merely adding yet another aging star. Although Boston has certainly seen a glaring hole beneath the basket in 2012, and the Point Guard position is arguably deeper then it has ever been in the NBA’s history, a talent such as Rondo’s does not come along every day. And ridding themselves of his ability will prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, to be a colossal mistake.

With that said, it is Danny Ainge’s propensity for mistakes such as this, that makes me believe that there is truth to this rumor. Since becoming the General Manager for the team, Ainge has made a handful of “gutsy” moves with his roster. Some of which have paid off in the highest manor, with rings to show for it, while others have proven to be blunderous examples of over-management. If this deal becomes a reality, it will absolutely fall in the category of the latter, and likely be the definitive end of Boston’s reign of terror, while at the same time prolonging the Lakers reign a bit longer. We shall wait and see.
Boston will be giving away there last bit of youth.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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boston would be crazy to do this
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This trade in no way benefits the celtics, they lose youth and the catalyst of their offense...
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Hey TORap...you gonna root for Lakers if they land Rondo?
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For the people wondering why Boston makes this trade, here is a Celtics writer's take:

Why A Rondo-Gasol Trade Makes Sense | Boston Celtics Basketball - Celtics news, rumors and analysis - CelticsHub.com
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It seems like Boston would then deal us Jeff Green for Jose.

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Old 02-27-2012, 10:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hey TORap...you gonna root for Lakers if they land Rondo?
Nope. Rondo already has a ring so I wouldn't feel bad rooting against him.

If Nash ended up going there I'd be seriously conflicted though....
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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This makes ZERO sense. Boston gives away their future to start tanking with a bunch of vets? Wtf?
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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This makes ZERO sense. Boston gives away their future to start tanking with a bunch of vets? Wtf?
i would think that the deal would be bigger or another deal would be made.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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For the people wondering why Boston makes this trade, here is a Celtics writer's take:

Why A Rondo-Gasol Trade Makes Sense | Boston Celtics Basketball - Celtics news, rumors and analysis - CelticsHub.com
interesting points being made.
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Nope. Rondo already has a ring so I wouldn't feel bad rooting against him.

If Nash ended up going there I'd be seriously conflicted though....
Sadly, I'd want Nash more than Rondo. I say sadly because Nash is 38 lol. That being said, I wouldn't want to give up Gasol for either.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:52 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I believe this rumour has been out for some time now. But then again they did make a mistake in trading away Perkins who was their defensive catalyst. I guess Celtics just want to get older, and Ill assume that Averly Bradley will take over temporarily
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:20 AM   #13 (permalink)
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The Lakers are like last in the league in 3 point shooting? I don't see how this trade would help them.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:27 AM   #14 (permalink)
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The Lakers are like last in the league in 3 point shooting? I don't see how this trade would help them.
I don't see how keeping Fisher helps neither.
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