Jan 11, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives against Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (7) during the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Could Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets swap Rajon Rondo, Chandler Parsons?


The Houston Rockets are expected to heavily pursue a third star this offseason with New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony and perhaps Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love, who the Rockets will at least continue to ask about.

Another player they will likely to make a run at and who they made a run at last year is Boston Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo.

ESPN’s Marc Stein believes that if the Celtics did send Rondo to the Rockets, they would want forward Chandler Parsons in return.

It’s inevitable that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey will likewise check in his with his old boss Danny Ainge in Boston — as he did before the trade deadline in February -– just to make sure Rajon Rondo isn’t suddenly available…

…Parsons is the Rocket every rival team tries to steal. Boston would insist on Parsons if Rondo-to-Houston talks ever got serious. Teams are likewise said to be telling the Rockets all the time, when Morey is shopping either Asik or Lin, that it will also cost you Parsons if you’re expecting us to take on one of those infamous balloon payments scheduled to lift both Asik and Lin to the brink of $15 million in annual salary next season … albeit with a salary-cap number of just $8.4 million.

Rondo averaged 11.7 points, 9.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game this season while Parsons put up 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.

The Rockets have until June 29 to decide whether or not to pick up Parsons’ option worth $964,750 next season.

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  • Grown Azz Kid

    Losing Parsons would be upsetting, but for the future of the team, Rondo is the guy we NEED! Hope we can make it happen.

    • Josh Landers

      You’re right. I only hope that harden will let him run the offense instead of trying to create all of the offense himself.

      • Grown Azz Kid

        Same here. With a player like Rondo we’d see way less forced shots from Harden.

  • Chris Rosado

    Yes we need a guy that can’t shoot if his life depent on it to play for a team that only shoots 3s and layups his only shoot is midrange and that isn’t allowed in there offense shore and who’s been injurie pronded the last few years sure

    • http://batman-news.com Joe

      Chris he doesn’t need to shoot, I could care less if he took a shot or not. Rondo is not about scoring and by the way he can score if he has to. He is like Chris Paul, he doesn’t need to take one shot to impact the game, he flat out makes his teammates better, just think of all the wide open shots Howard and Harden would have, Rondo would mess around and average 15 assist a game for the season. With him on the floor you will see a lot less turnovers and a lot less double teams on your shooters and he will demand the ball from Harden. If we can get Rondo and get rid of some of the garbage on the bench we will be a 60 win team in the west and that’s saying a lot and we will be competing for Championships for the next 5 years not hoping to get past the 1st round.

  • 123Star

    That’s a STEAL for the Rockets. Outright steal…