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Last night unleashed a frenzy of trade rumors, most notably a report from CBS' Ken Berger that the Celtics and Lakers were in discussions about a Rajon Rondo - Dwight Howard swap.
While the other rumor of sending Kevin Garnett to the other LA team, the Clippers, in exchange for DeAndre Jordan and Eric Bledsoe also got a lot of traction, this one stirred maybe the most controversy. As it turns out, maybe the information was right, but the timing was off.
"The Lakers like Rondo, and (the Celtics) have looked into getting Howard in the past," said the source, who termed the likelihood of such a deal now "unlikely."
Talks were last held at least two weeks ago, before Rondo was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee. The Celtics guard underwent surgery by Dr. James Andrews last Tuesday in Florida, where Rondo is currently recuperating.
The surgery seemingly ended any real chance of trade discussions moving beyond the preliminary phase.
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Ken Berger of CBS Sports has this blockbuster report:
However, CBSSports.com has learned that the Lakers have engaged in preliminary trade discussions with an unlikely trade partner regarding Howard: their fierce rival, the Boston Celtics. The centerpieces of the possible deal, which hasn’t gained any traction, would be Howard and Rajon Rondo.
The imagination runs rampant with...
The Dwight Howard era in Los Angeles hasn't exactly started off as expected. There's been nothing but drama, infighting, rumors and a lot of losing too.
There's been speculation that the Lakers could try to move Howard, with all of the aforementioned things seemingly likely to keep him from signing an extension with the storied Los Angeles franchise. Those have been...
Rajon Rondo underwent successful surgery to repair his "torn" ACL this past Tuesday, and there is already talk about him making a quick return. Doc Rivers spoke with the media about Rondo, and joked that he could possibly make a quick return like NFL player Adrian Peterson. Rondo chose to have his knee operated on by the same surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, that worked on Peterson...
OK, Internet. This is your time. Less than one full week remains before the NBA trade deadline, and now is the time when all semblance of sanity flies out of the window. So-called “anonymous sources” are about to work overtime.
Even by the usual crazy standards of trade deadline season, though, Friday’s report that the Celtics and Lakers had engaged in preliminary talks for...
The traveling circus known as the Lakers hit All-Star weekend. Center Dwight Howard was hit with a barrage of questions about his future.
"(The Lakers) told me they weren't going to trade me," Howard said. "That's what (General Manager) Mitch (Kupchak) said."
Howard was acquired by the Lakers in the off-season from the Orlando Magic. He'll be a free...
The Celtics are conducting âpreliminary
talksâ with the Los Angeles Lakers about swapping
Rajon Rondo for Dwight Howard, according to
CBSSports.comâs Ken Berger. While Berger points
out that the deal âhasnât gained
any traction,â it seems like, at the very least,
the Lakers and Celtics are talking about the possibility of trading
two of their biggest stars.
Dwight Howard says he be surprised if he is traded by next week’s deadline because Lakers’ GM, Mitch Kupchak told him he will not be traded.
According to NBA TV:
Reporter: Would you be surprised if the Lakers traded you?
Dwight Howard: Would I be surprised? They told me they weren’t going to trade me, that’s what Mitch said, so I would be surprised.
As of late, the injury gods have not been kind to the Celtics. First Rajon Rondo is gone for the season with a torn ACL along with Jared Sullinger who has a bad back and needs surgery. Now, less than a month later it’s Leandro Barbosa, also with a torn ACL, and Paul Pierce with a pinched nerve.
Luckily, these injuries have not seemed to heavily impact the success of the team so...
The Lakers might want to start taking some of these “rumors” seriously. You may not agree with Stephen A. Smith on 1st Take, but he isn’t prone to just making up stuff he doesn’t believe in true.
No Guts, No Glory tracked down this audio from Stephen A. saying that Dwight Howard told Rudy Gay he is going to be in Brooklyn next year.
Here is the exact quote from Stephen A...
The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly engaged in preliminary trade discussions with the Boston Celtics in regard of players Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo, which Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak denied.
Ken Berger first reported
Although it hasn’t exactly slowed them down, the injury bug struck again in Boston, as Leandro Barbosa became the latest in a disconcertingly long line of Celtics who will miss the remainder of the 2012-13 campaign with an injury. Will it be enough to slow the momentum the franchise has built over the course of the past few weeks, gaining traction in the Eastern Conference and...