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Bill Simmons thinks the new ownership of the Sacramento Kings will want to make a splash and that splash will be a trade for Rajon Rondo.
Here’s the scenario:
The Celtics move out Rondo, Gerald Wallace and MarShon Brooks for Ben McLemore, Greivis Vasquez (expiring), Patrick Patterson (expiring), John Salmons (expiring) and Jimmer Fredette. Boston would also have the option to swap 1st round draft picks with Sacramento for 3 years.
Who says no to that? The CBA for starters. According to the ESPN Trade Machine, the Kings are receiving $5 million too much in salary.
But I’ll play along.
It would be nice to dump Gerald Wallace’s $30 million. Salmons is due $7 million this season, but his contract for 2014-15 is non-guaranteed.
Ben McLemore, the 7th pick in the draft, is considered a stud shooter. The next Ray Allen even…
And that Greivis Vasquez is a heck of a player should Danny Ainge want to make a qualifying offer.
There’s no doubt this deal creates cap space. But, inevitably, all Ra...
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Rajon Rondo has recently been spotted wearing a black & green “away” colorway of a new shoe from Anta. Even though the Chinese sneaker company has yet to confirm they’ve signed Rajon, it’s becoming clear he’ll be wearing the company’s kicks this season.
Today at Celtics practice, he was seen in a white & green “home” version of the same shoe. My sneaker spies...
As we saw last night, Rajon Rondo’s eight-year endorsement deal with Anta was finally made official. Check out some detailed, close-up pics of the Celtics point guards’ first signature shoe. They feature a partial mesh upper for breathability, Anta’s “auto arch” technology in the midfoot and a silhouette of Rajon on the tongue. Images via RenRen.
We can finally stop using the word “rumor” when it comes to the Rondo/Anta reports. Tonight, he made it official. No word yet on when the shoe drops in China and pricing. I’m not sure when this presser took place, but here are the photos of Rajon with Anta staff and the Anta “Rajon Rondo I”:
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Brothers part from time to time,but they usually come together again. They'll never play on the court in the same uniforms ever again, but a brotherly bond can be unbreakable. Rondo spoke about "Brotherhood" when he was asked about Kevin and Paul during an interview after joining Anta sports apparel.I think the bond that has been forged, is unbreakable. Take former...
As far as predictions go, this is a lot less bold than saying Michael Jordan will come back for one game. Still, this one is notable for including absolutely no hedging. Most of the talk involving Rajon Rondo and the Celtics this season centers around the team’s supposed need to trade the 27-year-old point guard if it is truly dedicated to rebuilding. Once Rondo returns from his...
Rajon Rondo is doing and saying all the right things as the one and only leader of a new look Boston Celtics franchise.
Rondo is the face of the Celtics now, and that’s quite fine with him.
The mercurial point guard has been mentioned in trade rumors since the moment Danny Ainge chose to blow up the roster. Rondo though disagrees with the notion that he might want to leave Boston...
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Most NBA players these days are private people, even more so for Boston Celtics players. Kevin Garnett is one of the most private and quite players off the court in league history, and it appears to have rubbed off on Rajon Rondo. Rondo has had a pretty tumultuous eight months since his knee injury and hasn’t...
Rajon Rondo is recovering from a torn ACL amid the Boston Celtics' makeover of their roster. Rondo last took the floor with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, who were traded to the Brooklyn Nets on draft night.
Rondo has been mentioned in trade rumors as Danny Ainge starts from scratch. But Rondo disagreed with the notion that he could be the next player traded.
“I love it here...
Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose have been doing a series of Grantland video podcast previews for each NBA team, ranking them in reverse order from #30 up to #1. Today they featured #24, the Celtics. When the topic of conversation turned to Rondo's future with the team, here's what they had to say:
Simmons: "Clairvoyant Bill thinks Rajon Rondo has 20 games or less left...
As has become tradition, the NBA season has begun with the ceremonial pulling of the ripcord on the Rajon Rondo Trade Machine. We’re getting to a Punxsutawney Phil level- Rondo pokes his head out, the national media demands information that will lead to a trade, and we get six months of professional basketball.
Where will Rondo land? What can Danny Ainge get for him once he’s...
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is in an interesting spot as we head into the 2013 NBA season. Coming off a torn ACL, no one is exactly Rondo will play this season and looking at the roster, it’s probably best he takes his team. With Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in Brooklyn, Rondo now […]
The 2013-14 Boston Celtics have been under a magnifying class since the All-Star break of 2012. It was that time of year again- the All-Star Break aka when people start shouting their opinions as loud as possible. Celtics fans topic-hopped from wondering why more Celtics weren’t in All-Star discussions, to what free agents Boston should target in the off-season, to asking what...
With the pre-season officially upon us, we here at CelticsLife thought it would be fun to dish out some pre-season award predictions for the Celtics. We came up with eight awards (four positive, four not-so-positive), and will be giving out writer predictions on each of them over the next week or so.
These awards will be named after Celtics greats (and not-so-greats), and hopefully...
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Q: When you said you felt nothing when the trade went down …
RR: “That was blown out of proportion.”
Q: So what was the story behind it?
RR: “I don’t really say much and speak out on exactly what happened...