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As the trade deadline looms, the Celtics' future is uncertain. In the wake of Rajon Rondo's ACL tear and the announcement that he would be done for the season, many presumed that the Celtics were done for the season. Many said the team should blow it up and start to rebuild.
Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers was not among those doubters. Rivers said to the media in a press conference after the Miami Heat game on January 27th (where Rondo's injury was announced), "Well, you can write the obituary. I'm not... We won tonight, and so the way I look at it is:
we're going to stay in there. In my opinion, we're going nowhere."
And for the most part, the Celtics have proved the skeptics wrong. Since Rondo's injury, the Celtics have been on an unbelievable tear, winning 8 games out of 9, beating the Heat, Kings, Magic, Clippers, Raptors, Lakers, Nuggets, and Bulls. Their sole loss was to the Charlotte Bobcats on the 2nd night of a back-to back. Pa...
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Before Rajon Rondo was lost for the season he was dominating the NBA in triple doubles, with 5 (no other Celtic had any). Since Rondo's been gone Paul Pierce has taken over that role by recording 2 triple doubles of his own (the only player in the NBA with more than one in that time span), which puts him tied for second in the league on the season behind Rondo.
Some he said/she said stuff with less than two days to go before the trade deadline. Here's Danny Ainge:
I’m not trading Rajon Rondo away for discounted dollars because he’s hurt. We collectively as an organization have decided not to do that.
And now Chris Broussard:
Sources say Boston willing to trade injured PG Rajon Rondo in right deal.
For one reason or another a lot...
A report says the Lakers and Celtics have discussed a potential Dwight Howard for Rajon Rondo trade. Could such a deal go down?
With Rajon Rondo out for a year and Dwight Howard a free agent after this year many speculate a Dwight and Rondo swap.
Lakers GM strongly denied the story:
“I haven’t talked to Danny Ainge in weeks,” Kupchak told ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard. “I made the statement a week or two ago that we’re not going to trade Dwight Howard and that hasn’t changed.”
Source who would definitely know re: reported Rondo/Howard talks: "nothing. Zero. Nada. Niente. Clear?" So, there's that.50 minutes ago via Mobile Web (M5)ReplyRetweetFavorite@daldridgetntDavid AldridgeUm, whoa. The Celtics and Lakers have reportedly discussed a Dwight Howard-for-Rajon Rondo deal. But it doesn’t seem like any trade will actually happen. Read the latest here.
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...
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...
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...
Ken Berger of CBS Sports reported last night that the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics have had “preliminary discussion” regarding a trade that would send Rajon Rondo to the Lakers and Dwight Howard to the Celtics. This despite what we’ve heard from both organizations regarding their young stars.
Earlier this month, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak told the LA Times that, “We...
Dwight Howard's time with the Los Angeles Lakers seems limited. He was expected to come over this season and eventually sign a long-term extension. Now, it's not certain he would sign one, and it's not certain the Lakers would want him to. And apparently, the Lakers have even tried trading him.According to Chris Broussard of ESPN, the Lakers tried to pull off a...
Terrence Williams, a former lottery pick and standout player at Louisville, is back in the NBA.
Multiple reports stated Monday that the Celtics signed Williams to add depth to their bench, which has been decimated by injuries. Williams gives the Celtics 11 healthy players, rounding out a roster that was in a precarious position after the season-ending injuries to Rajon Rondo, Jared...
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Let the drama in Laker-land continue.
According to sources, the Lakers have held preliminary discussions with the Boston Celtics regarding a trade that would include both Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo.
The NBA trade deadline of February 21st is quickly approaching, and it’s no secret that Danny Ainge has tried to move Rondo before. The Lakers have stated they...
Kevin Garnett didn’t exactly make the dramatic All-Star game exit many Celtics fans had been hoping for when he cryptically leaked last week that this would be his last appearance in the event. He did take the floor as the starting center for the Eastern Conference, however, fulfilling his due diligence in the lineup and saluting the fans.
The big man does, after all, have a surging...
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.
As The saga of Dwight Howard continues to unfold, another droplet of blood was squeezed into the media shark tank as Ken Berg of CBS Sports is reporting that the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are exploring the possibility of a Dwight Howard for Rajon Rondo swap.
Sources: With Dwight Howard still seeking happiness, the Lakers and Celtics have discussed a trade for Rajon Rondo...