The Celtics are in decision mode about whether to start rebuilding or continue competing with what they have. If they do decide they need to rebuild after this season, would they trade Rondo? If so, what would the Jazz have to give to get Rondo? Would the Celtics trade Rondo for Al Jefferson (or Paul Milsap) + Devin Harris + the Jazz' and GSW's (owned by Jazz) first round picks in 2013?
I wouldn't. Rondo is about as good of a playoff PG as the NBA has ever seen.
they would be a mediocore team for years if they trade rondo for role players. that would leave them no true star and no chance to land one. rebuild or compete, i will keep rondo
The concept of trading Rondo is uncanny to me, although he is the most valuable trade piece the Celtics got. He has been their best player in the last 3 seasons and the relationship/trust factor both he and Doc Rivers share is something that I believe shouldn't be broken up.
I agree. I don't like giving negs for trade ideas because no one ever agrees with any trades on this site but I just don't think the Celtics want Devin Harris. If theyre gonna rebuild, Rondo is not the piece to move. And Al Jefferson is really really good, but if I'm the Celtics I need more than that if I'm gonna trade one of the best PG's in the league. I think youll see the Celtics try to move some of their older pieces this offseason if not lose them altogether. It seems to be at least Ray Allen's last go around with the C's after getting benched behind Avery Bradley.
I only give negs for trade ideas when the poster acts as if they are obvious solutions for both teams, but they turn out to be idiotic ideas that make no sense. In this case, I tend to agree with what everyone posted here. I thought it was reasonably close, but I wanted feedback from other minds. Obviously, right now (Rondo playing like an MVP candidate in the playoffs), it's hard to think of a trade package the C's would take that is reasonable for both teams.
Not that I would do it if I were the Celtics because I think an rebuild should take place around Rondo and not from scratch (and I would argue that they really need to, looking at where they are again this year). I think they the Celtics just need to draft smart and re-sign the big three if they can for less money when their contracts come up and add one or two nice FA's and Rondo will keep them competing for years.
However with that said if there was to be a deal between the two teams the discussion would basically have to start with Derrick Favors and most likely add picks or Hayward or Kanter. Considering Rondo is a top 10 to 15 player right now and that the Jazz could still have a line-up that would feature at least Jefferson, Milsap etc.. I think it would be fair.
I have to wonder what people are thinking with some of these trade ideas. I have seen some ridiculous trade ideas on this site recently. I think a guy posted that we should just gcut it out with the trade ideas on here since there hasnt been a good idea in a while. Why would the Celtic trade Rondo? He's been arguably the best PG in the playoffs this year. Trade for Al Jefferson or Dein Harris? Are you friggin kidding me? Just stop it with all trade ideas This has gotten way out of hand.
you must not have been watching the 2012 playoffs if you assume the celtics would trade rondo for a slow-footed center and devin harris
So you think the c's trading rondo for Jefferson as the main piece in return is equivalent to offering rondo for CP3 at the beginning of the season? Im not a rondo fan but he's worth ALOT more than big al. Rondo kept proving me wrong and finally I accept..hes great! Don't like his game but he is top 5 pg in the league
Just because Big Al and Rondo are both in the same trade idea does not mean I think they're equivalent players. Obviously, you don't throw in two first round draft picks and a below average (but starting) pg if you think they're equivalent.
That said, I get that this was not a great trade idea. As a hopeful Jazz fan I was trying to gague what it would take for the Jazz to get Rondo (if the C's wanted to trade him). The price would probably require the Jazz to implode their whole team. He's a phenominal player and is always best when it matters most. Rondo was the only pg in the NBA that seemed to always out play DWill when he was a Jazz man.