It may not happen this month and I'm inclined to think it will be closer to the trade deadline, but count me as being totally convinced Josh Smith will be a member of the Boston Celtics before the end of the season.
To add some fun, Rondo also put together a flag football game at UCLA that included referees. Rondo said the only Celtics that didn't play were Pierce and 7-foot, 255-pound rookie Fab Melo "because he might hurt somebody." Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith, a close friend of Rondo's, also played.
Just remember often times when there's smoke with Danny Ainge, there's fire. Smith in the Celtics' defensive schemes would be a very valuable addition to help the weakside guys with his shot-blocking. I could also see him taking the task of defending LeBron in matchups with Miami. It's a tantalizing prospect. Josh Smith has been on record saying he won't be happy playing for a directionless team with broke owners. Stay tuned.