As you know, the Detroit Pistons completed a sign-and-trade for Brandon Jennings, what if they included Jennings in a potential deal to the Boston Celtics for Rondo? Think about that for a second.
Jennings is hardly the passer than Rondo is, so it’s no surprise that the Pistons would want a pass-first point guard to help get their front-court more opportunities to score. That front-court trio being Andre Drummond, Josh Smith and Greg Monroe.
Jennings ranked 23rd in assists per game that led to shots at the rim, while Rajon Rondo lead the league in that category.
Would this trade happen? My personal opinion? I highly doubt it. The Celtics traded key veterans of their franchise to the Brooklyn Nets, looking like they are going to build around Rajon Rondo.
Which is a good idea, Rondo is one of the best point guards in the league. You don’t trade a guy who distributes the ball the way he does, for a guy who hardly does just that.
Rondo has been working on his jump shot, so those numbers are improving. Give Rondo his own team, let him work on his jump shot and he’ll be able to put shots down like there’s no tomorrow, on top of dishing out those assists.
This was Paul Pierce’s team for a long while, now it’s Rajon Rondos turn to call this team, his.