Now that the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to acquire Minnesota Timberwolves’ star power forward Kevin Love for swingman Andrew Wiggins and forward Anthony Bennett (with Bennett actually reportedly headed to the Philadelphia 76ers with forward Thaddeus Young going to the Timberwolves), the constant rumors will like move from Love to Boston Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo. The Celtics have drafted former Oklahoma State Cowboys’ point guard Marcus Smart and it looks like Rondo could be on his way out of Boston before he becomes a free agent next summer.
Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders still believes a Rondo trade seems inevitable but the chances of it happening are not “80%” like it was reported.
As we have covered a few times, the situation in Boston seems like it’s inevitable that Rajon Rondo is going to be traded, but to peg anything involving him as “80%” done is simply not true.
That doesn’t mean it won’t happen. It’s going to rain. It just may not happen today.
Last season, Rondo averaged 11.7 points, 9.8 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. He shot 40.3% from the field, 28.9% from beyond the arc and 62.7% from the free throw line while appearing in just 30 games as he returned from his ACL injury. Rondo was selected by the Celtics with the 21st-overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft and he’s put up 11.1 points, 8.4 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game while shooting 47.5% from the floor, 25.2% from three and 62.1% from the free throw line in his eight-year career.
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