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07:27 AM ET 11.18 | Would Boston really be motivated to send Rajon Rondo to someone so near and not dear? Unless the Celtics are blown away with an offer, it's hard to imagine GM Danny Ainge trading his best player, Rondo, to the rival Knicks. When Isiah Thomas was in charge of the Knicks he tried for months to acquire Kevin Garnett from Minnesota -- only to have then-T-Wolves GM Kevin McHale trade Garnett to Ainge, McHale's former Celtics teammate. A similar scenario involving Rondo could unfold in the coming weeks and months with the Rockets amenable to trading unhappy backup center Omer Asik. Houston could enhance its championship credentials by adding Rondo to a lineup that includes Dwight Howard, James Harden and Chandler Parsons. In return, the Celtics may have interest in both the 7-foot Asik and Jeremy Lin.

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November 18, 2013  08:27 AM ET

Celts will be stupid to move Rondo. Talented point guards don't grow on trees...

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November 18, 2013  09:35 AM ET

You Can't Win With Lin, Bros.

November 18, 2013  11:22 AM ET

Why would the Celtics have interest in Asik when they have young players like Olynk and Sullinger they need to develop?

November 18, 2013  11:33 AM ET

What is Houston thinking about? The only way you make that trade is if it involves Asik.

November 18, 2013  12:08 PM ET
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Why would the Celtics have interest in Asik when they have young players like Olynk and Sullinger they need to develop?

Both Sully and Olynk are power forwards. If Boston could trade Rondo and one of our picks to Sactown for Cousins, that would be a good deal.

November 18, 2013  04:27 PM ET
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You Can't Win With Lin, Bros.







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November 18, 2013  05:35 PM ET

Only 27 days until the December 15 trade date..... The media is fueling the Rondo trade market early. Next will be Gasol, Asik, and Gay.

November 18, 2013  06:26 PM ET

Ainge said no teams have contacted him about Rondo and he is going nowhere.

November 18, 2013  11:15 PM ET

they trade Rondo and the league has another huge image problem with another team trying to tank to get a higher draft pick.

November 19, 2013  02:39 AM ET

sorry rondo blows and can not carry a team plus he can not shoot i rather keep asik parsons and lin over this clown

November 19, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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sorry rondo blows and can not carry a team plus he can not shoot i rather keep asik parsons and lin over this clown

Blows, can't carry a team and can't shoot? That's funny. Rondo has a higher career FG% than Lin or Parsons. His career assist average nearly matches the three you mentioned combined. He outrebounds Lin and led the league in triple doubles each of the last two seasons after finishing 2nd the year before. I hope everyone in Houston feels the same as you. I hope we keep Rondo so we can both be happy.

 
November 20, 2013  05:39 PM ET

stupid is as stupid does, bruh!

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