Why not trade Rondo for Austin Rivers?
Why are the Celtics in a rush to trade Rondo as if they could get more for him now than in the off season. All they can get now is a slightly better pick than they will have now because they will lose more games this year, all things being equal. Whatever they can get now will still be there in off season. In the off season they can trade him for Austin Rivers and a bad contract. If Rivers will go between 5 (assuming a Curry/Ferdette style tourny run) and 15 if he comes out this year. In what draft over the last 8 years could Rondo not be traded for a 10th pick in the draft? Rondo is still young enough to help a young up and coming team.
Trade one of the best point guards in the NBA for a tweener that is a big question mark? AND a bad contract?
I'm one of the biggest Duke fans and Rivers homers on this site, but I'm also a Celtics fan and I'd be furious if they did that trade.
Hell I don't even think Rivers is ready to leave this season.
They could still trade one of their players for a higher pick, but it better not be spent on Rivers.
Also, playing for your father in a professional sport is about the worst idea ever.
Hell I don't even think Rivers is ready to leave this season.
This thread is a joke, right?
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rondo for rivers? you must be insane. what has rivers proven in the nba? he was no good for coach k. he did not fit his system. he will never be even half the player rondo is. not in a billion years. his dad aint gonna change that.
lol, the celtics would taking a step backward,
they have Rondo, an amazing Point guard, a battle proven point guard to a Rookie?
and just because he is the son of Doc?