That probably won’t be easy, but ESPN’s Chris Broussard reports (via Twitter) that the Celtics would trade their injured point guard if they were able to find the “right trade.” What exactly that means at this point is still unknown.
Celtics president Danny Ainge has said that the club probably won’t make any big deals before the deadline, but Boston keeps popping up in reported trade discussions, reportedly involving players like Rondo, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.
Perhaps the Celtics would look to move Rondo as part of a huge, franchise-altering overhaul. The Celtics are still reportedly interested in swinging a deal with the Clippers that would send Garnett to Los Angeles. If that were to happen, the C’s are reportedly hoping to acquire Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe in return. Acquiring Bledsoe may also make Rondo expendable, which might explain their reported willingness to move Rondo.
However, Rondo’s health is now a concern, with him not set to return until training camp next year. It’s not often you see a player a month removed from knee surgery moved at the trade deadline, but Ainge has been able to pull off some wild deals since taking over, so presumably nothing is out of the question.
Sources say Boston willing to trade injured PG Rajon Rondo in right deal. Wizards looking to move Jordan Crawford.—
Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) February 20, 2013