For the past few days rumors have swirled around the internet suggesting that the Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings were working on a trade that would send Rajon Rondo to California’s capital city.
This of course isn’t the first time we’ve heard of such a rumor as Rondo’s name has been linked to the Kings on multiple occasions, especially in the past few months. There were confirmed reports by major media sources stating that the two sides did speak back in June, though that was anybody had heard of such a deal until recently.
However, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, such a deal for Rajon Rondo does not appear to be on the table at the current moment.
.@LakersTakeover: —> Text messages from both sides of this adamantly denied a Rondo to Kings deal was on the table or under consideration.
— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) August 18, 2014
In the rumored deal the Boston Celtics would be receiving a package which includes Ben McLemore and Derrick Williams, though that hardly seems enough for Rajon Rondo even if he’s set to enter free agency at season end. As for the Sacramento Kings, Rondo would immediately take over the starting point guard role, ousting Darren Collison from his position.
It seems like a wonderful deal for the Kings, not so much for the Celtics however. Given how one-sided the trade appears, it seems to make sense that there’s little truth to it. That’s not to say the two sides won’t eventually find a middle ground considering how often they’ve been linked, but for now it appears such a deal is not legit.