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Rondo's safe, but not Humphries or Wallace

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07:19 AM ET 11.20 | There was a time when the Celtics might be eyeing a team with a good player worth poaching. You know, pick a nowhere club with a star and figure you can send them a batch of goodies to balance the trade scale? Well, the Celtics are now apparently one of those other teams. Thus has begun the season of rumors of how opponents are offering/should offer/it would be really cool if they did offer bags of shiny objects for Rajon Rondo. ... We've written here before that despite the lack of interest in trading Rondo -- unless they get the proverbial offer they can't refuse -- the Celtics are still active in the market. Sources continue to say they'd love to move some veteran contracts (think Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace) to put them in a better position vis-a-vis the salary cap.

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November 20, 2013  08:31 AM ET

And who exactly are lining up for Hump or Wallace's services?

The only I can see if Asik for Wallace (and scrubs).

November 20, 2013  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And who exactly are lining up for Hump or Wallace's services?The only I can see if Asik for Wallace (and scrubs).

It doesn't make sense to get any of these 2 overpaid players. Rondo has to be included w/ them to get rid of those 2 players.

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November 20, 2013  09:23 AM ET

You Can't Give Them away, Bros.

November 20, 2013  09:27 AM ET

Rondo isn't safe either. Nobody is on that roster. Ainge is just playing the game saying that Rondo is staying and he's "a big part of of our future". He would trade him a second if the right deal was on the table. It's a mismatched roster of mid level guys, expiring contracts and a couple decent young players. I wouldn't be surprised to see Wallace, Bass, Lee, Green and Rondo all be moved by the deadline this year.

November 20, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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Rondo isn't safe either. Nobody is on that roster. Ainge is just playing the game saying that Rondo is staying and he's "a big part of of our future". He would trade him a second if the right deal was on the table. It's a mismatched roster of mid level guys, expiring contracts and a couple decent young players. I wouldn't be surprised to see Wallace, Bass, Lee, Green and Rondo all be moved by the deadline this year.

I agree one or more of those guys will be shipped. It all depends on what they can get back. I think it will be hard to move Wallace though he is making too much money for too many years.

November 20, 2013  10:02 AM ET

Either one would do well in San Antonio.

November 20, 2013  10:28 AM ET
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I agree one or more of those guys will be shipped. It all depends on what they can get back. I think it will be hard to move Wallace though he is making too much money for too many years.

It won't be easy but it's not like Wallace is a total stiff, either. He still plays good defense and can get you 10 off the bench. He would actually be a decent 6th or 7th man for a lot of contenders. But as you say, his salary makes it tough to move him.

November 20, 2013  11:12 AM ET

I like Wallace, always have. I'd love to see him in OKC or Golden State.

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November 20, 2013  11:35 AM ET

Tiago Splitter for Kris Humphries... Go!

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November 20, 2013  12:00 PM ET
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he's not the same guy anymore.

I think that's because he isn't being used properly.

November 20, 2013  12:21 PM ET
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It won't be easy but it's not like Wallace is a total stiff, either. He still plays good defense and can get you 10 off the bench. He would actually be a decent 6th or 7th man for a lot of contenders. But as you say, his salary makes it tough to move him.

The problem is Wallace is making 10 million per year more than anything else. Also is due that much for two more years. You don't pay 10 million per year and get roll player type production at this point in his career. I think he should be playing more but I am not sure how you fit him in when Jeff Green is not really a PF either. Last year he struggled in Brooklyn. This year he is doing roll player type work with little point production. What GM is seriously thinking of giving Wallace that amount of money when I am sure backups on benches could provide the same type of numbers. Boston has too many similar piece type players and needs to offload some of them. If he was a PF or center maybe Knicks would bite in trying to move Amare. I see no one else is touching him.

November 20, 2013  12:33 PM ET
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the celtics would take used jocks to get wallace off the team

LOL yeah if the rules allowed it but it will be hard to move him. Boston only took on his contract because they were getting those picks from the Nets as part of the deal. So they took bad contracts for draft picks that had to even up the trade. I actually think he can be servicable on a bunch of teams but I don't see teams trying to trade for him and that contract to be a roll player type or sixth -seventh man.

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November 20, 2013  03:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

no need to go.that's a negatory

Cant a man dream?

 
November 20, 2013  05:48 PM ET

nobodies safe in Green, Bruh!

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