Nov 18, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Knight (7) during the first quarter at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons Make Trade Offer For Rajon Rondo; Includes Brandon Knight, Expiring Contract

Teams won’t give up attempting to trade for Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo. The latest team to put together an offer for the Celtics guard who is coming off of a torn ACL is the Detroit Pistons.

According to the Boston Globe, the Pistons are offering Brandon Knight and an expiring contract in exchange for Rondo.

Of course, that won’t be nearly enough to get a deal done, but it is a start. If the Pistons are truly willing to make a deal happen, they would need to include Greg Monroe or Andre Drummond in the deal.

Boston has made it clear that they are in full-blown rebuilding mode after trading away Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets. Rondo is the last true star player that they have from their impressive core that made them a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference, so it could be hard for the team to send him packing as well.

It will be interesting to see if anything comes of these trade talks moving forward.

Tags: Boston Celtics Brandon Knight Detroit Pistons Rajon Rondo

  • Zac Snyder

    Pistons would never go as high as Knight, Drummond and expiring money for Rondo. I wouldn’t be surprised if they consider Drummond untouchable – they would be right to.

  • Spike

    Your headline is wrong and misleading. The Globe’s article on the Pistons, which has a small note about Detroit’s interest in Rondo, never says that an offer has been made.

  • miketuck

    Rondo is the last player from that core who wasn’t on crutches and being slowed by the older Celtics. Rondos finally got a group that is more atuned to his style and not being forced to slow the pace for the sake of the vets. Rondo is the perfect PG for the Celtics team. He can break a defense down, and he’s a pass first PG that will have alot of firepower to pass to. You want to bring in a PG that won’t be doubled so the defense can play one on one? Rondo I doubt will go anywhere. I can see Bass being included in any trade that involves Wallace and Humphries. If they can just trade these good bench players for a couple 2nd rd picks and money their ahead. Pressey would make a great backup to Rondo along with the current guys. And if a deal can be made for Jimmie Fredette they’ll suround the core with some good depth for this year. Those first round picks Ainge got will go along way into having someone take the contracts.

  • Chris Wyman