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spreadeagle
02-17-2014, 07:02 PM
“The asking price if you can get [Rajon] Rondo is said to be two unprotected first rounders.”

Seven teams other than the Celtics currently own two first-round picks in the 2014 NBA draft: Charlotte, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Utah. Only the 76ers and Magic currently own a pair lottery picks this June, and Philly already appears to have a point guard of the future.

Naturally, a host of other teams would have multiple picks to offer over the next couple years, but the hard part is also finding a lottery-bound trade partner with expiring contracts to match Rondo’s $12 million salary (because who wants late first-round picks and more money on the books?). Plus, the Celtics already own as many as 10 first-round selections over the next five seasons, and at some point they have to find players rather than assets to rebuild the franchise. http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2014/02/17/celtics-trade-rumor-danny-ainge-wants-two-first-round-picks-in-exchange-for-rajon-rondo/

RipCity32
02-17-2014, 07:06 PM
Ainge is loading up on those draft picks. I doubt any lottery teams will give up 2 unprotected picks. At least not one in this years draft.

Slug3
02-17-2014, 07:06 PM
Well a team that's missing just a PG might benefit. If you plan on being at the end of the first round for a few years this wouldn't be too bad.

Goose17
02-17-2014, 07:06 PM
Charlotte.

RipCity32
02-17-2014, 07:08 PM
Monroe+Jennings+future 1st
For
Rondo+Green

spreadeagle
02-17-2014, 07:10 PM
Charlotte.

Ya maybe...but Kembas been good this yr

tr3ymill3r
02-17-2014, 07:19 PM
3 way deal in the making.

*Silver&Black*
02-17-2014, 07:22 PM
I would give him a 1st and Jeff Teague, not 2 1sts.

KniCks4LiFe
02-17-2014, 07:25 PM
3 way is a comin'

celtNYpatsHeels
02-17-2014, 07:36 PM
The original source of this "2 first rounders for Rondo" came out of Chicago so I don't really read too much into this. If it was a team like NY or SAC or another team that would be going after Rondo it would be one thing. But the Bulls clearly aren't trying to trade for Rondo, so why would the Bulls writer catch wind of this?

mjt20mik
02-17-2014, 07:43 PM
Our's and NY's future first for him..

Ezio
02-17-2014, 07:50 PM
Charlotte.

No one is gonna want Charlotte's pick till 2016

xabial
02-17-2014, 07:53 PM
Danny Ainge can go **** himself. Rondo would be nothing without the 3 HOFers on his team in the past.

If Rondo learns to shoot the ball and free throws then maybe. Oh yeah He's also coming of a torn ACL.

#most overrated PG in the NBA. In my opinion I don't think you can build around this guy, so he sure as hell isn't worth 2 unprotected first round picks. At most, I'd give one unprotected first round pick.

Green_Monster
02-17-2014, 07:57 PM
Danny Ainge can go **** himself. Rondo would be nothing without the 3 HOFers on his team in the past.

If Rondo learns to shoot the ball and free throws then maybe. Oh yeah He's also coming of a torn ACL.

#most overrated PG in the NBA. In my opinion I don't think you can build around this guy, so he sure as hell isn't worth 2 unprotected first round picks. a first.. Maybe.

:laugh2:

poleandreel
02-17-2014, 08:06 PM
OKC should pull the trigger and move Russ to SG. The mavs pick isn't that good and our pick will be late in the first.

Rondo
Westy
KD
Ibaka
Adams

Hawkeye15
02-17-2014, 08:08 PM
Ainge is trying to get as much for Rondo as possible before we all see how good Rondo really is with nobody around him. I don't blame him.

If they get two 1st rounders, they won't be unprotected. No ****ing way.

bucketss
02-17-2014, 08:11 PM
hes not that good...

Green_Monster
02-17-2014, 08:18 PM
Ainge is trying to get as much for Rondo as possible before we all see how good Rondo really is with nobody around him. I don't blame him.

If they get two 1st rounders, they won't be unprotected. No ****ing way.

He's been very good so far in February with "nobody around him". After shaking off the rust in January (6 games), Rondo has been great in February (4 games). He's shooting 65.8%, averaging 14.5 PPG, 6 RPG, and 9 APG in 31 minutes of play. It's a small sample size, and he won't keep this level of play up, but he's shown that he can play with these "nobodies".

majmarcus
02-17-2014, 08:32 PM
I guess the Lakers are out since they wont have anymore 1st round picks til 2070

BKLYNpigeon
02-17-2014, 08:42 PM
Ainge is always trying to rip off other teams.

J4KOP99
02-17-2014, 08:45 PM
Ainge is trying to get as much for Rondo as possible before we all see how good Rondo really is with nobody around him. I don't blame him.

If they get two 1st rounders, they won't be unprotected. No ****ing way.

I don't think rondos bad. He definitely isn't a first or 2nd scoring option but he's a damn good point guard who can help his team in a lot of ways.

2_Trill
02-17-2014, 08:46 PM
Dam, well that's ends any chance of the Pistons landing rondo.

sunsfan88
02-17-2014, 10:02 PM
Orlando should get in on this. Rondo would get Tobias Harris, Afflalo, Vucevic and Harkless some great looks.

Rondo could seriously speed up their rebuilding process.

Stunner
02-17-2014, 10:10 PM
https://twitter.com/freshhoops/status/435595276016160769

IndyRealist
02-17-2014, 10:10 PM
OKC should pull the trigger and move Russ to SG. The mavs pick isn't that good and our pick will be late in the first.

Rondo
Westy
KD
Ibaka
Adams

Thabo is the perfect 3 and D guy to put next to Westbrook. I doubt he and Rondo together would be redundant in a lot of ways.

Hawkeye15
02-17-2014, 10:13 PM
He's been very good so far in February with "nobody around him". After shaking off the rust in January (6 games), Rondo has been great in February (4 games). He's shooting 65.8%, averaging 14.5 PPG, 6 RPG, and 9 APG in 31 minutes of play. It's a small sample size, and he won't keep this level of play up, but he's shown that he can play with these "nobodies".

I have made my opinions on Rondo very clear in the past. He is not a superstar level player in the slightest. Sell high now if I am Ainge.

Hawkeye15
02-17-2014, 10:13 PM
I don't think rondos bad. He definitely isn't a first or 2nd scoring option but he's a damn good point guard who can help his team in a lot of ways.

he is not bad, he just isn't anywhere near a franchise player.

Green_Monster
02-17-2014, 10:26 PM
https://twitter.com/freshhoops/status/435595276016160769

If that's legit, Danny Ainge really needs to think about accepting it.

jsthornton7
02-17-2014, 10:35 PM
https://twitter.com/freshhoops/status/435595276016160769

According to Marc J. Spears at Yahoo, Rondo refused to commit long term so Kings pulled the plug.


The Sacramento Kings offered the Boston Celtics a package of Isaiah Thomas, Ben McLemore and draft picks for Rajon Rondo, according to a source.

The deal did not go through due to Rondo's disinterest in signing a long-term contract with the Kings.

The Celtics reportedly want multiple first round picks in a deal for Rondo.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

NYSpirit1
02-17-2014, 10:40 PM
According to Marc J. Spears at Yahoo, Rondo refused to commit long term so Kings pulled the plug.

This is why Rondo will end up in NY.

jsthornton7
02-17-2014, 10:44 PM
That would be a much better outcome for NY lol. Jeff Teague isn't going to do anything.

unwantedplayer
02-17-2014, 10:47 PM
This is why Rondo will end up in NY.

Arguably the worst logic I have ever seen.

sunsfan88
02-17-2014, 10:50 PM
Source said Sacramento offered Isaiah Thomas, Ben McLemore and two picks for Rajon Rondo. Rondo wasn’t interested in re-signing with Sacramento. - Yahoo! Sports
Sacramento thinks pairing Rondo (who has a history of headcase problems) with Cousins (who also has a history of head case problems) would be a good idea?

This would have been an amazing haul for Boston.

John Walls Era
02-17-2014, 11:01 PM
Monroe+Jennings+future 1st
For
Rondo+Green

he wants 2 firsts

and they are getting ripped off. If the GMs were switched, then I can see that trade going through.

John Walls Era
02-17-2014, 11:02 PM
This is why Rondo will end up in NY.

I actually like it. Typical Knicks would trade their firsts. Celtics get their first unprotected (which would haunt the Knicks for years to come). Rondo gets his spotlight. Win-Win-Win.

RipCity32
02-17-2014, 11:22 PM
he wants 2 firsts

and they are getting ripped off. If the GMs were switched, then I can see that trade going through.

Im sure he does want two first but I doubt theres going to be a long lineup too give him that. Why not cash in on one of the better young centers in the league. Monroe is more than likely going to be better then whoever they get with those draft picks anyways.

NYSpirit1
02-17-2014, 11:27 PM
Arguably the worst logic I have ever seen.

Not really. Melo forced his way to NY in 2011. Rondo could do the same. If he just refuses to go to all the small market teams with a lot of assets, Boston has no choice but to give him to NY.

LA_Raiders
02-17-2014, 11:54 PM
Lol, 1st and 2nd is alright

Bos_Sports4Life
02-18-2014, 12:06 AM
Sacramento thinks pairing Rondo (who has a history of headcase problems) with Cousins (who also has a history of head case problems) would be a good idea?

This would have been an amazing haul for Boston.

Absolutely zero way sac was offering up unprotected firsts. If they were? That GM should be fired on the spot.

Bos_Sports4Life
02-18-2014, 12:07 AM
Sacramento thinks pairing Rondo (who has a history of headcase problems) with Cousins (who also has a history of head case problems) would be a good idea?

This would have been an amazing haul for Boston.

Absolutely zero way sac was offering up unprotected firsts. If they were? That GM should be fired on the spot.

BoSox47
02-18-2014, 12:09 AM
I would give him a 1st and Jeff Teague, not 2 1sts.

I would not want jeff teague apart of any future plans of the celtics

Unless the future plans are literally to stock up lottery picks

LordFappington
02-18-2014, 12:39 AM
Rondo rules

LordFappington
02-18-2014, 12:39 AM
But so does Lebron

SluggeR
02-18-2014, 12:49 AM
No way do I see anybody giving up 2 unprotected 1st rd picks for Rondo. I think Ainge knows this though, why not put it out there and hope some idiot bites.

seikou8
02-18-2014, 12:51 AM
i do not want rondo this season is such a mess no trade fix us 2015 offseason is our best bet with or without melo

NYSpirit1
02-18-2014, 12:59 AM
Rondo paired with Melo now looks incredibly promising for a Kevin Love future in 2015.

P&GRealist
02-18-2014, 01:33 AM
Rondo paired with Melo now looks incredibly promising for a Kevin Love future in 2015.
Someway the Knicks will still screw it up.

seikou8
02-18-2014, 02:23 AM
Someway the Knicks will still screw it up.

very true:(

ManRam
02-18-2014, 11:58 AM
Orlando should get in on this. Rondo would get Tobias Harris, Afflalo, Vucevic and Harkless some great looks.

Rondo could seriously speed up their rebuilding process.


What is Orlando giving up? Without Harris, Vucevic or Harkless involved (trading Dipo for him is something I wouldn't do) I'm assuming it's two picks. I'd be fine (but no, not really) with parting with the Knicks/Nuggets pick and a future first, but I wouldn't feel comfortable relinquishing the 2014 pick.


I'm not the hugest Rondo fan in the world. On certain teams he's a great asset, but rebuilding around him especially with guys like Harris, Dipo and Harkless (who can't shoot) scares me.



I doubt Orlando makes that splash this soon.

ManRam
02-18-2014, 12:01 PM
Double

2-ONE-5
02-18-2014, 12:02 PM
Rondo isnt worth 2 first round picks

Max.This
02-18-2014, 12:09 PM
well if hes looking for 2 draft picks from lottery teams then he needs to get his brain scanned. Those lottery teams would probably want to stay in the lottery, while acquiring rondo especially in the East instantly makes them playoff bound. Either way rondo is going to be a free agent for money purposes. He's only been on one team so its tough to gauge whether he cares to be in a big or small market team. Rondo seems to be very competitive so i would assume he just wants to be on a team where he can compete. I would love to have him in NY, but it would be enjoyable to see Ainge get greedy and watch him walk in 2015

Wade n Fade
02-18-2014, 12:23 PM
Masai Uriji will not trade 2 first for Rondo even though the Raptors have expressed interest in Rondo.

mjt20mik
02-18-2014, 12:28 PM
Masai Uriji will not trade 2 first for Rondo even though the Raptors have expressed interest in Rondo.

I don't think anyone would do that. Seems preposterous considering he's injury prone.

mike_noodles
02-18-2014, 12:45 PM
Masai Uriji will not trade 2 first for Rondo even though the Raptors have expressed interest in Rondo.

I think that's the hitch, he's trying to make it a multi team deal so that he only gives up one pick and gets another team to give up the 2nd one for Lowry.

2-ONE-5
02-18-2014, 01:46 PM
im not sure Rondo is really better than Lowry to begin with

72 Wins
02-18-2014, 01:58 PM
OKC should pull the trigger and move Russ to SG. The mavs pick isn't that good and our pick will be late in the first.

Rondo
Westy
KD
Ibaka
Adams

I can see this, but I think OKC can get a decent (less expensive) SG and dump Westbrook. KD at Max, and distribute the wealth to the rest of the team.

blahblahyoutoo
02-18-2014, 02:08 PM
if cp3 can't lead a team deep into the playoffs alone, neither will rondo.
with the abundance of quality PGs out there, they just aren't worth much (except to the knicks).

Danny Ainge can go **** himself. Rondo would be nothing without the 3 HOFers on his team in the past.

If Rondo learns to shoot the ball and free throws then maybe. Oh yeah He's also coming of a torn ACL.

#most overrated PG in the NBA. In my opinion I don't think you can build around this guy, so he sure as hell isn't worth 2 unprotected first round picks. At most, I'd give one unprotected first round pick.

moshy2
02-18-2014, 03:03 PM
Too much for Rondo, but Danny Ainge knows that. Someone will offer a 1st plus a 2nd or a player with limited potential or both and Ainge will take it imo. Nobody will give him 2 unprotected 1st. Boston has to be pissed that Rondo wouldn't go to Sac, that haul wouldn't have been amazing and the best offer they'll receive

Verbal Christ
02-18-2014, 05:56 PM
Rondo to Houston.

Tumstock
02-18-2014, 07:26 PM
Ainge did not go out and put Rondo on the market. He said he wants to keep rondo unless he gets an offer he can't refuse. Hence the obsurd "asking price"

Deadpool
02-18-2014, 08:06 PM
The problem isn't getting a good return for Rondo, it's Rondo willing to sign an extension with the team negotiating for his rights.