From NBC Sports:
It shocked some Celtics followers and a lot of basketball fans around the globe when it was reported Boston was open to trading Rajon Rondo.
However, it didn’t shock those around the team.
Boston has been open to the idea of moving Rondo for a couple of years, but only for a perfect deal, reports A. Sherrod Blakely at CSNNE.com.
For the right deal — and I can’t stress enough how difficult “the right deal” would be to come by for Rondo and his unique skillet — the C’s have been open to trading most of their players. Speaking with a couple front-office officials who have made deals with Danny Ainge in the past, they said his position in terms of his Big 4 is no different now than it was a year ago.
“He’s not pushing really hard to move any of his guys now,” one official said. “But he’s definitely interested in hearing what others think.”
If you are going to move Rondo for a better point guard, there are only a couple of options, so it’s no shock that the guy Ainge really covets is Chris Paul. Paul is a better player and could be a cornerstone of a fast rebuild of the Celtics. That said, it would be a real challenge to land Paul, reports Sam Amick at Sports Illustrated.
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