Lockout’s over NBA fans (probably)! Time to obsess about free agency and trades for a couple weeks before preseason games bring us sweet release.
The first big rumor has my Boston Celtics desperate to move moody, shotless point guard Rajon Rondo with CP3 as their primary target.
Ignoring the obvious problem of convincing whoever it is that has authority to make personnel decisions in New Orleans to take a badly lopsided deal, Ainge has another serious challenge. Word is Paul has no interest in signing with Boston long term.
Assuming a deal can be made leveraging the Hornets’ fear of getting LeBronned when Paul’s contract ends next summer, I think Boston should pull the trigger. Maybe CP would be a 1 year rental, but he’s the best point guard in the league. Put him next to Allen, Pierce, and KG (and a center of some kind) and shake the dice. Paul gives you all the playmaking that Rondo does plus he can punish teams that dare him to score.
If he he doesn’t want to extend with the Celts, let him walk. Allen and KG will come off the books too, and Danny and Pierce can start from scratch again. Old becomes new.