Late last week, reports surfaced that Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge was considering moving their core players, including star PG Rajon Rondo, but one NBA GM believes that Rondo actually getting traded has very little chance of taking place.
According to Sporting News, an anonymous GM stated that if Celtics head coach Doc Rivers already has a tough time dealing with the constant clashing with Rondo, then a new coach wouldn’t fare any better.
“There’s no way they’re going to get talent-for-talent in a Rondo deal,” one general manager told Sporting News. “There’s a perception that if Doc Rivers, who’s such a player’s coach, has had a hard time with him, my coach is going to have a worse time with him.”
I could have said this when they were “aggressively shopping” him a couple weeks ago. Rondo is a 26-year old, 3-time All-Star. Any player in the league with his credentials and age, are pretty much not getting traded from their team any time soon.
Either the C”s take a loss and trade him without getting back equal value or just hold on to him and see what happens because this kid is way too talented to simply trade him away just for a trade’s sake.
Rondo’s not going anywhere.