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Rajon Rondo and the Next Boston Massacre

Posted on: June 7, 2009 2:17 am
I was a bit distressed to hear the rumor that the Celtics might be willing to trade Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo to Phoenix. Thankfully multiple sources have said that is out of the question but it got me thinking. What if they were willing to trade Rondo? I think it would cause a fan revolt.

I can understand if the team would listen to offers for Ray Allen or actively seek a trade since he is in the final year of his deal. Rondo, however, is a completley different case. He is a young player who is still developing and is turning into a potetial superstar. He certainly steps up against elite point guards and rose to a new level in the playoffs. He was close to averaging a triple double in the playoffs. In addition, the offense is much different when he is in the game because of his up tempo style of play. I consider him the candidate to slide into the big 3 once Ray Allen leaves.

I was actually hoping that Ray Allen would re-sign after his deal is up at a discount because he has stated that he wants to end his career in Boston. If he wants to play past his current contract he would have to take a pay reduction anyway. This team can only get better if he comes back after his deal expires.

Plus, I think Danny Ainge realizes that if he traded Rondo, he would have an angry mob hunting him down. You can't just move a potential superstar who is a fan favorite and expect no backlash.
Category: NBA

Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: June 8, 2009 12:15 pm

Rajon Rondo and the Next Boston Massacre

I think Garnett and Amar'e could coexist since KG would be the PF but the trade would leave the backcourt depleated especially at point guard since there isn't strong depth behind Rajon Rondo. I also think KG is a great teaam player, he could find a way to co-exist.

Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: June 8, 2009 11:24 am

Rajon Rondo and the Next Boston Massacre

no way the big three plus rondo won a ring a championship ring and as far as stoudamire being a celtic no way two icon centers like garnett and stoudamire could not co exist two monster egos

Since: May 7, 2009
Posted on: June 8, 2009 6:32 am

Rajon Rondo and the Next Boston Massacre

I'm tempted if the Celts get Stoudemire. Anyone else on phoenix no way.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2009 9:11 pm

Rajon Rondo and the Next Boston Massacre

Danny Ainge would trade Rondo... and wouldn't really get anything for him.  He's just a crappy GM who got lucky landing Garnett.

Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: June 7, 2009 5:39 pm

Rajon Rondo and the Next Boston Massacre

I'd hate to see Ray Allen go, but I'd hate even more to see Rondo go. Being older, I can remember when Larry B. was a rookie. He grew up into a great before the fans eyes. When I look at today's Celtics I see Rondo as the face of the future Celtics, just as Paul Pierce once was. Yes, you make trades. Yes you draft other phenoms. But you don't gouge out your face.

Since: Jun 10, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2009 5:26 pm

Rajon Rondo and the Next Boston Massacre

Yeah that would be a terrible move,he is a very good young point,just needs to work on that jumper.

Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2009 5:25 pm

Rajon Rondo and the Next Boston Massacre

Even if Allen is on his last year of the contract i dont think hes worth losing, More importantly Rajon will be a HUGE future player and any team who picks him up will be lucky to have him. I dont think Rivers will do it anyways. Too much too lose

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