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Some Links to Trade Rumors for the Boston Celtics

February 19th, 2014 at 10:18 AM
By Sean Melia

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The rumors just keep on rolling in…

Marc Stein still thinks the New York Knicks are on the Rajon Rondo trail:

Knicks pursuing Celtics' Rondo.

What it would take: Danny Ainge and Celtics would probably want unprotected first-round draft picks or a rising star on a cheap contract in exchange for Rondo. They'd also probably want to dump one of their long-term deals (Gerald Wallace? Brandon Bass?) in Rondo deal.

Stein adds that there are not many attractive pieces for the Boston Celtics to receive for Rondo from the Knicks. They are hamstrung with regards to draft picks, they cannot offer a pick until 2018. They also don't have many attractive young stars that could potentially make the leap. 

In other rumors, Gordon Hayward, the former Butler Bulldog who played for Brad Stevens, is coveted by the Celtics. A. Sherrod Blakely is reporting that the Jazz are not terribly excited with the possible returns they would get for Hayward.

Source: Celtics interested in Utah's Hayward

Despite Utah's desperate need for a point guard, there's little interest in Rajon Rondo primarily because they don't anticipate he'll re-sign with the club beyond his current contract which is up in the summer of 2015.

Rondo's comments about his interest in free agency might come back to haunt him and Danny Ainge. It will no doubt drive down his price because teams are nervous about losing him after one season.

Jeff Green is another potential trade chip for Utah according to Blakely, but the Jazz do not seem terribly interested. It will most likely take a draft pick to get the Jazz to agree to a deal.



Tags: Basketball, Boston, Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens, Brandon Bass, Danny Ainge, Gordon Hayward, Marc Stein, NBA, new york knicks, Rajon Rondo

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