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If Rajon Rondo is truly available, there is one team where he'd be such a good fit that it might make the Miami Heat the second choice among oddsmakers to win the NBA title.
And if Larry Bird can get his hands on Rondo, the Indiana Pacers would be that team.
Word was spreading on Twitter yesterday that Celtics GM Danny Ainge was seeking two unprotected first-round draft picks in any deal involving Rondo, and I tweeted my immediate reaction -- the Pacers have probably already made a call to see if that is true
I discussed this possibility even further in this interview with Chris Moore and Brian Jones of CBS Sports Radio, also offering my thoughts on the possibility of Carmelo Anthony and/or Kevin Love getting moved (no and no).
But let's delve into the Rondo to the Pacers possibility, and see if it could make sense for both teams.
_ First, the Celtics would want to move Gerald Wallace's contract in that deal, and the salaries for Rondo and Wallace add up to $22.06 million.
_ Second, two unprotected first-round picks from the Pacers are not the equivalent of, say, two first-round picks from the Bucks. So my guess would be that Indiana would have to throw in a third first-rounder (and they could not include their 2014 pick, since that is already going to the Phoenix Suns)
_The Celtics would not want any onerous long-term salary commitments in this deal, but they would want a serviceable player if they had to take back a second player aside from Danny Granger ($14.02 million expiring deal). That player could be George Hill, who earns $8 million in each of the next three seasons.
When you have a great story that needs to be told, you want Sorts Illustrated's Lee Jenkins to write it. He's profiled everyone from Kobe Bryant and LeBron James to Rajon Rondo and Roy Hibbert. Paul Flannery talked to Jenkins about Jason Collins, the 29 seconds that defined last season and the enigmatic Rondo.
One piece of information that has not come out during the alive/dead/alive/dead Celtics-Clippers trade talks is Rivers' motivation in wanting to leave the Celtics. It isn't just that he doesn't want to be a part of a rebuilding situation; it is because he has an intense dislike for point guard Rajon Rondo. A source tells Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com that Rondo droopped an F-bomb on Rivers in the locker room, and Rivers went after Rondo and tried to fight him before the fracas was broken up. That piece of news is revealed in this interview with Bill Lekas of SiriusMadDog Radio.
Tonight the C's face off against their arch-rival, Los Angeles Lakers. Rajon Rondo, their All-Star point guard makes his much anticipated season debut tonight. The CLNS/CelticsBlog crew will have all of your game coverage handled.
Your broadcast crew is Sean Bakke and Calvin Chamberlain. Brandon Paul will also be stationed in the chatroom at CelticsBlog and manning the CLNS Radio social media outlets. As always, we will be taking your calls throughout the entire broadcast.
CLNS Radio locker room reporter, Jared Weiss, will be calling in from the Celtics Locker Room, prior to shooting the Garden Report.
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Tonight, the Hot Stove is heating up as the Red Sox look to piece together the team that will defend its World Series title. Jason Mastrodonato, Red Sox writer for Mass Live will join host Sean Bakke to discuss the rumored signings and whether or not the Sox free agents will be back.
The New England Patriots lose to the Carolina Panthers on a controversial play at the end of the game, Sean will give his thoughts on the call.
Rumors are floating around the Boston Celtics and Rajon Rondo. Sean and guest Jake Fischer from Slam Magazine will separate fact from fiction and look ahead to Rondo's return.
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Lee & J Weiss break down the Celtics loss to the Nets and Rondo's 2 game suspension. The boys are joined by show regular Chris Hogan from CLNS to debate how much Mike Napoli will suck and see if the Patriots will ever sack a quarterback without Chandler Jones and Jermaine Cunningham
"HE'S BACK" The celtics welcomed back all-star point guard Rajon Rondo this week after missing nearly a whole year of action. Rajon made his debute vs the Los Angeles Lakers friday night. The Celtics Talk Crew will discuss Rondo's game play. How did he look and what the future now has in store for the celtics now that their top dog is back. Meanwhile the Celtics also said good bye to Marshon Brooks and Jordan Crawford as Danny Ainge traded the 2 guards to the Golden State Warriors in a 3 team trade that also included the Miami Heat. In exchange the Celtics received Joel Anthony from the Miami Heat and 2 draft picks one that could be a 2014 first round pick if the Philadelphia 76ers make the playoffs this season. Adam Lowenstein will join your celtics talk crew on this show to discuss both topics mentioned above and also to discuss who else may be traded from the Celtics
We will be going in detail of the recent Rajon Rondo trade rumor to the Sacramento Kings, including what else is involved in the deal, the chances of it going down, and how soon. Also, going to be discussing the signing of Shawn Marion to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the possibility of Ray Allen joining him? Does T-Spence still think Allen is leaning towards retirement? We will also be taking any requests you guys might have. Be sure to call into the show and speak with your hosts, T-Spence and Brad Miller as they host the Wednesday night edition of Sports Midweek Madness!s
1- Herbs and Dudes nominees for January.
2A- The Atlanta Braves outfield
2B- Alexander Emmanuel Rodriquez aka A-Rod the saga.
3A- Lamond Peterson is going back to Golden Boy Promotions.
3B- Danny Garcia injured.
3C- Sugar Shane vs. Paulie Malagini deal off the table.
3D- Rampage Jackson loses to Glover Texiara
4- Tennis- Serena Williams loses it as she loses
5A- Rajon Rondo tears his ACL and will be lost for the season. How does this affect the Boston Celtics?
5B- Amare Stoudamire the key to the Knicks success.
5C- How to fix the Lakers.
6A- Alex Smith to ask the Niners for his release.
6B- The Jets and Revis what do they do?
6C- Safety issues in the NFL/Roger Goodell is not liked by the players.
6D- Suerbowl Predicitions
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