Will he, or won’t he?
If you’ve been paying attention to the rumors on the Internet, you’ll know that “he” refers to Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, and the question “will he or won’t he?” refers to whether or not the best pass-first point guard in the NBA will be traded before or during the 2014-2015 NBA regular season.
I have already discussed what Rajon Rondo is worth to the Boston Celtics, and why trading him might not reap the sort of rewards that would make it worth Boston’s time. Still, momma didn’t raise no fool: I see the writing on the wall, and I hear the rumors.
The Celtics are going to be listening to a lot of offers for Rondo in the days, weeks, and possibly months to come. Whether I like it or not, it’s time to start examining the possible scenarios that might result in Rondo being shipped out of town.
Just a word of warning before I get started: I don’t like to discuss dollars and cents when it comes to things like free agency and trades, for three reasons:
1. It’s boring.
2. It’s really boring.
3. I mean, it’s the sort of boring that makes me want to watch baseball. Or golf.
I didn’t start watching basketball because I was a bored business major, so I am not here to worry about whether any of these deals could be pulled off financially (although, let’s face it: if two teams want a deal to get done, they will find a way to make it work). I’m interested in whether or not these scenarios would benefit the Celtics, Rajon Rondo, and the team that would be acquiring the point guard.
Having said that, tally ho!