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Boston has done the same thing with Rondo for years and eventually they will cave, and I think it could be soon.

 

The difference with Rondo is the Celtics have won a championship and been to the play offs 6 out 8 seasons in his career. They are currently rebuilding, and while that is not something he will enjoy being a part of, the fact is they have an elite PG to build around. Generally teams don't give away elite players, and instead try to surround them with players that can help them compete for a championship.  

 

The Celtics have some decent pieces like Avery Bradley and Jeff Green, both guys can become contributors for them going forwards. Then there some young recent draft picks like Olynek, Smart and Young that can have bright futures. Now I'm not sure how good the Celtics will be this season, but if they can show signs of improvement and that they are heading in the right direction, it is possible that Rondo signs a new contract with them.

 

They might end up trading Rondo because they have Marcus Smart, but for me, I would rather build my team around an elite PG like Rondo than Marcus Smart. Don't get me wrong, Smart is talented, but has he the potential to become a better player than Rondo? I'm not convinced. 

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Rondo isn't elite. He wasn't even that good last year. He hasn't been elite for years. Boston should've traded him a long time ago.

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The difference with Rondo is the Celtics have won a championship and been to the play offs 6 out 8 seasons in his career. They are currently rebuilding, and while that is not something he will enjoy being a part of, the fact is they have an elite PG to build around. Generally teams don't give away elite players, and instead try to surround them with players that can help them compete for a championship.

The Celtics have some decent pieces like Avery Bradley and Jeff Green, both guys can become contributors for them going forwards. Then there some young recent draft picks like Olynek, Smart and Young that can have bright futures. Now I'm not sure how good the Celtics will be this season, but if they can show signs of improvement and that they are heading in the right direction, it is possible that Rondo signs a new contract with them.

They might end up trading Rondo because they have Marcus Smart, but for me, I would rather build my team around an elite PG like Rondo than Marcus Smart. Don't get me wrong, Smart is talented, but has he the potential to become a better player than Rondo? I'm not convinced.


I think Rondo is a bit of a unique player though. He is a great defender, rebounder, and passer, but he does not score enough to a true number one player. I think his value really comes into play with him as a second or third guy that does so much.

He makes a lot more sense on a playoff team, so I think the Celtics probably move him. If you can get a decent return for him, it makes more sense than hoping that the Celtics will be championship caliber in the next 3-4 years.

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Anyone think we would make a play at Rudy Gay during the season or next season...Heard alot about us going after him before he opted in. He wont get near that contract he has now next season.

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I think Rondo is a bit of a unique player though. He is a great defender, rebounder, and passer, but he does not score enough to a true number one player. I think his value really comes into play with him as a second or third guy that does so much.

He makes a lot more sense on a playoff team, so I think the Celtics probably move him. If you can get a decent return for him, it makes more sense than hoping that the Celtics will be championship caliber in the next 3-4 years.

If the Celtics clear cap space they can make a run at free agents next off season. I think the likes of Kevin Love (if he isn't dealt), LaMarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol, Big Al (if he opts out) etc would rather have Rondo at PG than Smart...

If the Celtics can add a top tier free agent and hit lucky in the draft, they can start building themselves into a competitive outfit. Granted it might make sense to deal Rondo and get something for him, but what will a team offer for him?

The Kings might throw a first round pick their way plus Maccllum and McLemore; or a contender might throw some picks their way; but whatever the deal, unless it was too good to turn down, I'd keep Rondo and re-sign him.

I think Rondo, Bradley, Green, Young, Smart and co makes for a decent young core. Add another set of draft picks and add a big name free agent, and they can make progress. Some teams have risen quickly, so it wouldn't surprise me to see the Celtics back as a force in the next couple of seasons.
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Anyone think we would make a play at Rudy Gay during the season or next season...Heard alot about us going after him before he opted in. He wont get near that contract he has now next season.


He's come out and said he will see how the Kings develop, then decide if he wants to re-sign or not. But if he opted out he would have considered other teams. So potentially if the Kings fail to do anything next season, he could walk and join a more competitive team.

If he came here he'd add a scoring option to lighten some pressure off Kemba and Al. But it depends if we have the cap space, and if we target other players in free agency.

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It so very rare to see Klay spelled with a K, that every time I see you guys talking about "Klay" for a split second I think your talking about me.

Yes my name is Klay.


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Can you shoot the eyes out of it?


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With a .270 from 200 yards? You betcha. :)


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With a .270 from 200 yards? You betcha. :)


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I like it. I'm a 7mm mag kinda guy.


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They better send a draft pick and take Hendo. His contract is atrocious.

Also, Waiters from Cleveland could be a possible fit, would probably cost a bunch though. Probably Zeller and a 1st rounder... that might not even do it.

Waiters will most likely be a part of the Kevin love deal that seems imminent so I doubt we get him

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Rondo on the hornets would make them top three in the east. The hornets have several players that would improve their offensive output if they played with a good distributor. If Hendo and MKG could get some easy buckets, that would do so much for their game.

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Just imagine the shooting combination of Rondo-Hendo-MKG.

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Just imagine the shooting combination of Rondo-Hendo-MKG.


That might be as bad as our summer league team.
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I like it. I'm a 7mm mag kinda guy.


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I got a sweet deal on this used .270. Guy already put a scope on it and just wanted a bigger gun. Sold it to me for peanuts and I love that freaking thing. Dead on accurate from as far as I care to try it, kicks like baby butterfly and drops whatever it touches.


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Rondo on the hornets would make them top three in the east. The hornets have several players that would improve their offensive output if they played with a good distributor. If Hendo and MKG could get some easy buckets, that would do so much for their game.


Kemba > Rondo

Teams would quadruple Big Al if we rolled out Rondo-Hendo-MKG
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The difference with Rondo is the Celtics have won a championship and been to the play offs 6 out 8 seasons in his career. They are currently rebuilding, and while that is not something he will enjoy being a part of, the fact is they have an elite PG to build around. Generally teams don't give away elite players, and instead try to surround them with players that can help them compete for a championship.  

 

The Celtics have some decent pieces like Avery Bradley and Jeff Green, both guys can become contributors for them going forwards. Then there some young recent draft picks like Olynek, Smart and Young that can have bright futures. Now I'm not sure how good the Celtics will be this season, but if they can show signs of improvement and that they are heading in the right direction, it is possible that Rondo signs a new contract with them.

 

They might end up trading Rondo because they have Marcus Smart, but for me, I would rather build my team around an elite PG like Rondo than Marcus Smart. Don't get me wrong, Smart is talented, but has he the potential to become a better player than Rondo? I'm not convinced. 

 

The consistent rumors of the Celtics shopping Rondo started in 2009. They've never pulled the trigger despite him being a trade deadline rumor for 5 years because they continually have asked for too much. Now, after a disappointing season, they'll have to settle.

 

That was my only point. Outside of that you stated things that everyone else considers fact.

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The only way Toronto deals DD is if they take a huge step back next year IMO. Coming off a 3 seed, and dealing your 2nd best player? Not happening. 

 

There will be some names to pop up mid-season, but right now I can't think of anyone outside of Love, who won't be coming here. Guys like Rondo and Cousins have been mentioned in seasons past, but I don't see the fit in Charlotte for obvious reasons. 

 

I saw Eric Gordon mentioned earlier, and hellllllll no. He's made of glass and has a huge contract. 

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That might be as bad as our summer league team.

Just imagine the shooting combination of Rondo-Hendo-MKG.

 

 

Our team would go from Tanking to Clanking

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Eric Gordon please.

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Hornets- Klay Thompson, Kevin Martin

Warriors- Kevin Love, Corey Brewer, Ronny Turiaf

T-Wolves- Harrison Barnes, David Lee, Gerald Henderson, Cody Zeller, 3 1st rd picks (2 GS, 1 CHA)

We can't lose Zeller. Depth.

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There's a team out there willing to make the money work...

Another complication in a proposed Love-for-Wiggins trade is making the money match under the salary cap, since Wiggins will be on a rookie scale deal and Love is due to earn nearly $16 million. But no one polled this week in Las Vegas believes that will be a stumbling block. A third team could be included, one executive offered, to make the money work. Wiggins has yet to sign his contract with the Cavs. Once he does, he can’t be traded for 30 days under league rules. Akron Beacon Journal


I could see Kevin Martin coming to Charlotte in this scenario.

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Too much speculation in this thread for my taste, though.

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If the Celtics clear cap space they can make a run at free agents next off season. I think the likes of Kevin Love (if he isn't dealt), LaMarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol, Big Al (if he opts out) etc would rather have Rondo at PG than Smart...

If the Celtics can add a top tier free agent and hit lucky in the draft, they can start building themselves into a competitive outfit. Granted it might make sense to deal Rondo and get something for him, but what will a team offer for him?

The Kings might throw a first round pick their way plus Maccllum and McLemore; or a contender might throw some picks their way; but whatever the deal, unless it was too good to turn down, I'd keep Rondo and re-sign him.

I think Rondo, Bradley, Green, Young, Smart and co makes for a decent young core. Add another set of draft picks and add a big name free agent, and they can make progress. Some teams have risen quickly, so it wouldn't surprise me to see the Celtics back as a force in the next couple of seasons.


True, if they could land a max free agent, then that team could be good enough to do something. Fair points.

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Goran Dragic

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Eric Gordon please.

Always liked the kid and he's still young as hell. But, not sure if I want him due to that huge contract and his injury history.

Speculations that the Pelicans may be shopping Tyreke Evans. I would rather have him than Gordon.

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