Originally written on Celtics Town  |  Last updated 1/11/13
Picimg_boston_celtics_vs_1ca4
If Rudy Gay became a Celtic, we might see more plays like this one.If you are the kind of person who doesn’t enjoy Jeff Green’s athleticism but underwhelming basketball skills, his as-of-yet-unattained potential, you are NOT going to appreciate the player Rajon Rondo wants on the Celtics.When Jay emailed the Celtics Town writers and asked if anyone wanted to write about the “Marc Spears/Rondo/Gay talk,” I threw up in my mouth a little bit thinking there were rumors of a blockbuster deal between Memphis and Boston. Fortunately, I was mistaken: Spears simply had written an article on Rudy Gay. In it, Rajon Rondo exhorted the talented small forward to join the Celtics…somehow.From Spears’ article:Whether it’s close friend Rajon Rondo, Jarrett Jack, or other basketball colleagues, Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay has been leaning on his circle of NBA friends to get him through recent trade speculation.While Rondo, according to Gay, is giving sound advice, the Boston Celtics guard can’t help being a little selfish.“It’s hard to talk to [Rondo] because he is always saying, ‘We need you over here. We need you over here,’ ” Gay said. “So it’s not easy talking to him. But he’s being a friend, just telling me about keeping everything together and he makes you feel like you are still valuable.”Rondo’s attempts to get Gay to come to Boston are a little bit ridiculous in their feasibility. Gay is owed over $37 million between 2013-2015, so to get him via trade without giving up Rondo (which would defeat the purpose, obviously), Boston would need to do something utterly ridiculous like this unless they can find another team willing to help with the deal. Either way, it doesn’t seem likely that Gay could be acquired without giving up Avery Bradley which would be a big mistake, if the Avery Bradley-less part of the season is any indicator. Of note: this deal would be slightly easier and still fairly implausible on January 15 when Bass and Green can be traded.HOWEVER. That’s not the point of the article, at least from a Celtics perspective. The point is that Rondo is being a good friend and encouraging Gay through his professional turmoil. Rondo knows what it’s like to be on the trading block after Danny Ainge was fairly public in his attempts to deal for Chris Paul, so he can not only offer sympathy, but also empathy. It’s always nice to have a friend who can relate.What does this have to do with the Celtics? Admittedly, not much. But Boston has always been a fairly tight-knit group, and it seems likely that Rondo would find ways to encourage his teammates the same way he encourages his friends around the league.Follow Tom on Twitter: @Tom_NBA.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Boras: Marlins players are angry Marcell Ozuna is in minors

Report: Chancellor officially holding out of training camp

Cardinals' Jen Welter is 'tired of hearing about Tom Brady's balls'

Sandoval downplays talk about weight, conditioning, defense

Astros acquire Carlos Gomez from Brewers

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Richardson charged for resisting arrest after high-speed chase

Yankees finally get Dustin Ackley

Five most overrated teams in the CFB preseason coaches’ poll

Murphy pulled players to give media ‘something to think about’

Robert Kraft signs fan’s ‘Free Brady’ poster

Jerry Jones supports Joseph Randle as Cowboys’ starting RB

Twins closer's wife pens essay about Twitter hate he's enduring

Kings set to make Lieberman NBA’s second female coach

Is Julius Randle a star?

Projecting the prospects in the David Price trade

'Miracle on Ice' goalie selling Olympic gear for $5.7 million

Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment in essay

Examining the state of the NFL

Steelers players: Who is Jimmy Garoppolo?

Tigers’ reboot continues, Joakim Soria traded to Pirates

Matthews ‘felt disrespected’ Blazers didn’t try to re-sign him

Cardinals ink billion dollar TV deal from Fox Sports Midwest

Spurs Jesus catches burglar, holds him down for police

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Examining the state of the NFL

Will the Giants end up standing pat?

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Who is the NL's new top shortstop?

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians calls Jen Welter a 'trailblazer'

Mets still act like a small-market team

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker