Many questioned the Sacramento Kings when they decided to let Isaiah Thomas walk in free agency. Thomas, who signed a four-year, $28 million dollar deal with the Phoenix Suns wasn’t deemed to be an ‘expensive signing’ and with only Darren Collison and Ray McCallum on the roster, it was a strange move.
But it’s possible the Kings, who are looking to re-build at an extremely fast pace have bigger plans which include Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics.
Ever since the new Sacramento Kings front office took over, there have been on-again, off-again trade rumors involving Rajon Rondo and the Kings’ recent pursuit of Josh Smith has sparked suggestions that the point guard could be a target.
“Unlike Houston, the Kings have the assets to make a serious play for Rondo again, if they choose,” says Boston.com. “They also have an opening at one of their point guard spots after Isaiah Thomas signed with the Phoenix Suns last week. Combine this with DeMarcus Cousins calling Rondo the best point guard in the NBA earlier this week, and it’s hard not to connect the dots in terms of Sacramento’s potential recruitment of Rondo.”
With Nik Stauskas now on the roster, the most likely candidate to be shipped to Beantown in exchange for Rajon Rondo would be second-year guard Ben McLemore, the No. 7 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft as Boston has allegedly shown previous interest in the former Kansas star.
It’s still a long shot that any deal between the two teams would be possible and it’s not known if the the two sides have even held discussions, though where there is smoke there is often fire.