ESPN Boston – The Boston Celtics are aggressively trying to trade Rajon Rondo, their fourth-leading scorer and one of the NBA’s best point guards, sources told ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard.
The Celtics find Rondo’s personality to be too high-maintenance and his clashes with coach Doc Rivers remain an off-court distraction, sources told Broussard, and the front office is now actively pitching him to other teams. With the Celtics realizing they are no longer title contenders, they don’t believe his point guard prowess is worth the headaches Rondo brings, sources say. And they do not want to build around him.
Oh great gravy, here we go. It looks like Danny Ainge is finally ready to blow it up. I know that he has been working on trading Rondo since the off season, but now it looks like the heat is on. I agree with moving some pieces on this team, but I certainly don’t agree with trading Rondo. He is one of the best point guards in the league and his defense and vision are arguably the best in the NBA. Apparently Ainge offered Rondo for Stephen Curry, but the Warriors declined. The only way I would allow this is if the Celtics get a good big man or get rid of these old bags.