Boston Celtics Rumors: Sacramento, Houston To Chase Rajon Rondo?


Sep 29, 2014; Waltham, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) during media day at the Celtics practice facility. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Despite his downfalls, teams may still chase Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo in a trade

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The Boston Celtics have made it pretty clear this offseason that it’s not going to be easy to trade for Rajon Rondo this season. That’s if he’s even made available by the Boston Celtics.

Still, I’m more than sure — as are most NBA heads — that even though Rondo might not be “available,” the Boston Celtics will still be in the business of listening to offers.

And with each passing day in the NBA season, the odds of Rondo get traded only rise. After all, once the summer comes around — and Rondo becomes an unrestricted free agent — all of the Boston Celtics leverage is out the window. They could still probably save face with a sign and trade, but it will likely be an exchange for picks.

Essentially, if the Boston Celtics want to capitalize on Rondo, the best route is definitely an in-season move. Although, that’s much easier said than done.

However, if push comes to shove, Basketball Insiders scribe Lang Greene believes that it only takes one team to come knocking on the Boston Celtics door asking for Rondo.

"[via NBA Chat With Lang Greene — Basketball Insiders]The market for Rajon Rondo is indeed shrinking. Point guard position is stacked throughout the league. Rondo is approaching 30 (28), coming off an ACL injury, an unrestricted free agent next summer, doesn’t shoot a good FT percentage and doesn’t have the best mid range jump shot. All of that is true. Plus there are rumors he’s not the most warm and fuzzy guy to deal with on a day to day basis. This is might be true.But all you need is one team to sip the Kool-Aid and something could get jump started … with the quickness. Rondo has plenty of friends around the league and guys who would like to play with him. Houston might be a good fit. Or a team looking to become relevant like Sacramento could take a look. So while most teams aren’t going to sell the barn to grab him, the man is still an All-Star level performer who will put in all of the work needed to win. Let me repeat. Say what you want about Rondo, but the man puts in the work and plays to win.You have to respect that."

Houston reportedly tried trading for Rondo last NBA trade deadline, but talks (reportedly) fell through after the Rockets failed to include Chandler Parsons in the discussions.

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