Report: Rajon Rondo on Trading Block According to GM’s
According to Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News, many GM’s in the league say that Rajon Rondo is definitely on the trading block.
“Rondo is the last blue chip from the 2008 championship team and 2010 Finals team that Celtics president Danny Ainge can convert into assets as he rebuilds the franchise. More than a few GMs around the league expect Rondo to be on the move, if not at the trading deadline next month, then maybe in June at draft time…Rondo probably isn’t going to accept a role in a rebuilding situation with a rookie coach, Brad Stevens, so look for Ainge to try to move him to the West, with Phoenix and Houston seen as two potential destinations. Dallas has always had interest in the four-time All-Star, who blew out his right knee last January, but Mark Cuban doesn’t have the assets to make it work."
This isn’t the first time Rondo’s name has been in the trading block. The Celtics are clearly in rebuilding mode and Rondo is coming off of major knee surgery. The Celtics can either choose to rebuild around their four-time All Star or trade him while he still has a lot of trade value since he is still only 28-years-old and can contribute to a championship team.