Rumors are spreading like wildfire leading up to tonight's NBA draft, and one of them involves Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo. According to @TheNBACentral on Twitter, the Celtics and the Lakers are discussing a trade that would send Rondo to the Lakers in exchange for the #7 draft pick.
The Lakers and Celtics are discussing a trade that would send the 7th pick to Boston in exchange for Rajon Rondo.
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) June 26, 2014
I am taking this rumor with a grain of salt, and hope other Celtics fans do too. The thought of Rondo donning Lakers purple and gold makes me nauseous.
One member of the Boston media who actually approves of this rumor is CSNNE's Gary Tanguay. Yet another reason to dislike Tanguay, especially if you are a Rondo fan.
From Tanguay's post, titled "I approve the Rondo-to-Lakers rumor":
The first hot Celtic rumor today was Rajon Rondo to Sacramento for the No. 8 pick . . . and that was shot down when Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports -- he's one of the best -- reported the Kings aren’t selling number 8.
And then NBA Central, which I am told does not have nearly the reputation of a Marc Spears, claims that the Celtics are talking with the Lakers about trading Rondo for the No. 7 overall pick.
I have no idea if this is true or not true. But, it makes sense.
The Lakers are run by that clown Jimmy Buss. Right now he has Kobe Bryant’s big contract on his hands for two more years and Kobe has no help. Who better to help an aging scorer than a pass-first point guard?
And let’s not forget, Rondo loves L.A. so much he celebrated his birthday there!
If I'm the Celtics I do this deal right now and, with the 6 and 7 picks, take Marcus Smart and either Aaron Gordon or Julius Randle. This gives Brad Stevens two top 10 picks to build with. It’s not Kevin Love and it’s not Carmelo Anthony, but it a start.
You might be making this up, NBA Central. But I like the way you think.
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Danielle Hobeika 6/26/2014 06:11:00 PM Tweet Edit