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    So apparently, the Celtics want to get rid of Rondo. Would you want BC to try to get him ?

    Something like :

    Calderon + 1st round pick 2013 / Rondo ?

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    Quote Fanchie wrote: View Post
    So apparently, the Celtics want to get rid of Rondo. Would you want BC to try to get him ?

    Something like :

    Calderon + 1st round pick 2013 / Rondo ?
    Since Boston has let it known that they do not want to build around him and cite his battles with his coach, the issue here would be why spend high when they are devaluing him off the bat. This year 2nd rounder and a choice to flip next year might be the addition to Calderon.

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    Yeah but they'll probably get tons of cool offers for him, so I wouldn't want to miss him just because we're being pick-greedy. We'll have 2 maybe 3 rookies next year and a very young core : I think i'd live without a first round selection in 2013. This team will need experience.

    And from the way DC seems to have managed to change the locker room culture in a couple of months, I wouldn't be too worried about potential ego fights.
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    Very much in agreement that next year first is not a priority and is a chip to solidify the team.

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    love rondo, one of my favourite players to watch. balls out every shift. but his attitude might be a problem for casey.

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    You know I have never been a fan of Rondo but I agree I respect his game with his balls out play and the 'whatever it takes to win' attitude. I think he is a Casey style player. Thinking about it now and how Casey has been able to get buy in from players, specifically how Bargnani talks about him, I think he would be an excellent coach for Rondo.

    On the other hand thoughts of Rondo tithe Lakers Mike Brown would be the wrong type of coach for Rondo IMO.

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    Rondo is a good player, but I wonder how he would be in a situation where the role of leader falls squarely on his shoulders. He's use to playing with great players and I can see him being a real sulk playing for the Raptors. He needs veterans around him.

    Still it's an intriguing line up:

    Rondo
    Derozan
    Barnes/MKG
    Bargnani
    Val

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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    Rondo is a good player, but I wonder how he would be in a situation where the role of leader falls squarely on his shoulders. He's use to playing with great players and I can see him being a real sulk playing for the Raptors. He needs veterans around him.

    Still it's an intriguing line up:

    Rondo
    Derozan
    Barnes/MKG
    Bargnani
    Val
    we better get barnes here or there is only one shooter on the floor. it would be hilarious to watch how much room other defenses would give a rondo, derozan and mkg back court.

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    Quote Maleko wrote: View Post
    You know I have never been a fan of Rondo but I agree I respect his game with his balls out play and the 'whatever it takes to win' attitude. I think he is a Casey style player. Thinking about it now and how Casey has been able to get buy in from players, specifically how Bargnani talks about him, I think he would be an excellent coach for Rondo.

    On the other hand thoughts of Rondo tithe Lakers Mike Brown would be the wrong type of coach for Rondo IMO.

    yeah brown would go nuts with rondo. but casey would get headaches when he pulled rondo for gambling for steals and costing us easy buckets i think. rondo and allens silky smoothness are the only reasons to ever watch a celtics game

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    I like Rondo but he's too much of a headcase. Casey could probably handle him, but I don't know what his attitude would do to all our young players. Wouldn't be worth it in my opinion.

    Also I'm pretty sure they're going to get some good offers for him, a second rounder and flipping firsts wouldn't cut it.

    It'd be hilarious if it did though.

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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    Rondo is a good player, but I wonder how he would be in a situation where the role of leader falls squarely on his shoulders. He's use to playing with great players and I can see him being a real sulk playing for the Raptors. He needs veterans around him.

    Still it's an intriguing line up:

    Rondo
    Derozan
    Barnes/MKG
    Bargnani
    Val
    I think thats exactly whats pissing him in Boston...he has no juice in any discussions about plays...too many halloffamers ahead of him. He'd be automatic top dog here and what he probably wants. He also is the type of player who makes others better. That said I dont know if Ainge wants him in the same div/conf.

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    He's also the type of PG who likes/needs to push the ball but everyone else on the team is in their 50's.

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    I've always thought of Rondo as overrated. Sure, the tripple doubles look great on the scoresheet, but I wonder what Rondo's career would've looked like not playing alongside 3 of the greatest of our generation. IMO, he's far below Chris Paul and Deron Williams. His jumper is still god-awful. And I can't help but think of him as somewhat spoiled in the sense he's been on a winning team since his high school days. I wonder how he'd respond playing for a mediocre team in Toronto now that he has an ego. It doesn't feel like a good personality fit.
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    He was very good before KG and Ray Allen got there

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    He was very good before KG and Ray Allen got there
    Actually I think it's the opposite ceez. Rondo got significantly better after douchebag and Jesus Shuttlesworth arrived.

    As for him coming to T-Dot, I'd love to him here. Imo he'd fit in great with the team and Casey's defensive philosphy. With the guys we currently have he'd be able to push the ball a lot more and generally be a part of a more open offense, which would suit his style I think. But it ain't gonna happen.

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    This is bad for us: not only does it lower Calderon's value but there is no way the Celtics trade him within there division so we can't get him. Too bad too, he'd fit well here.
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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    He was very good before KG and Ray Allen got there
    I don't know if I'd call 6 points, 4 assists, and 42% shooting in 23 minutes "very good" for a point guard.
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    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMa...radeId=78wf2bn
    It would be nice, we have Amir Kleiza and JJ can play as backup for Andrea Bargnani anyway, so maybe Boston would like this trade
    (Sorry for poor English )

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    i like Rondo... id have him on my team any day...he might not be the best shooter & he may get upset quick but hes a very good PG... he likes to get out & run(with our team able to run with him) theres a fit there... hes a lock down defender... again we need that too...

    dudes a baller.... played in the playoffs with 1 arm & did better then his team did...

    hes just not feeling Boston anymore i think.... ever since they traded Perkins that team fell apart..

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    Rondo is a good PG. I don't know why Boston would give him up. Sending Calderon and a pick would be something that the Celts wouldn't care for IMO.
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