Saturday, December 14, 2013

Take a Step Back To Take a Step Forward?


Should the Celtics trade Rajon Rondo? Let me ask you this - would you be satisfied if your team took a step back in order to take a step forward in the future and have a longer stretch of sustained success? That's the question that should be pressing Boston Celtics GM, Danny Ainge's mind as of right now since he has the chance to make a massive deal that could potentially lead to another super team in the near future...

Though Ainge was quoted saying that Rondo, 27, would be "going nowhere" there is always the chance that a team could put in the offer that could make Ainge's hesitant ways turn right around and ship Rondo wherever that deal would potentially come from. Prior to tearing his ACL, before Boston's game against the Heat last season Rondo was having another stellar, all star caliber season averaging 13.7 ppg, 11.1 apg, 5.6 rpg, and 1.8 spg and putting the league on notice of his talent as he was on his way to a career best season. That was before the horrific injury that has kept him out till this date.

If Ainge is willing to give up Rondo, many suitors could be throwing themselves in an attempt to lock him up. Many suitors could be willing to go the route of sacrificing a plethora of draft picks in order to convince the Boston front office to give up a point guard that is the caliber of a superstar. This would lead to the Celtics possessing multiple picks, and if strings are pulled correctly in the draft, a young competitive team could be on the brink of making some noise in their first season together in the NBA. Once this team is given time to develop their potential they could be untouchable and could give Boston and their fans something they've become accustomed to over the years. Success.

The risk with Rondo is that he may not live up to expectations upon return therefore Ainge should take the risk and deal him in hopes of a massive return and what could potentially be, a massive future...

You're up Danny Ainge, make the call...