Jan 19, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens talks with point guard Rajon Rondo (9) against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center. Orlando Magic won 93-91. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Detroit Pistons would trade for Rajon Rondo, wouldn't give up Greg Monroe


The Detroit Pistons are a mess at the moment and no one can really figure out why. On paper, Detroit has a roster that should be winning but things just aren’t clicking at the moment. This has prompted fans to insist that moves be made before the trade deadline to fix whatever the problem may be.

One name that has been mentioned in trade rumors around the NBA is Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo. The Detroit Free Press went in-depth with their analysis of what needs to be done and based on what they know and have heard about the team, the belief is that the Pistons would go after Rondo should be become available.

If a high-level player like Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo becomes available, would the Pistons consider it? Absolutely.

But will they trade Monroe just to add a needed shooter or solid player that isn’t a game-changer? Highly unlikely.

This isn’t earth shattering, considering everyone would want to be in on Rondo. But the interesting part is that they wouldn’t want to trade Monroe to get a player like Rondo which is in line with the team’s desire to keep him off the trade block.

Detroit needs something to happen, but whatever happens will need to do so without trading Greg Monroe.

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  • Chris Wyman

    Trade Tom Gores. Tom Gores is an idiot.

  • Spike

    I think you misinterpreted that quote.
    Detroit is saying they would consider trading Munroe for a high end talent like Rondo but not for any lesser talent. I read the original article that contained that quote and that is pretty clearly what was meant.
    Rondo, when healthy, is certainly a game changer.

  • rollins3490

    Whats worse than a power forward without a 15 footer? A point guard without a fifteen footer. Stay away from the second coming of kidd until he learns how to shoot (like j kidd finally did)