Hot Button: Trade Rondo?
FORSBERG: C'S BEST BEST IS KEEPING RONDO
Here's this argument in a nutshell. When the Celtics ponder the idea of trading Rondo -- or any other player in their origination -- it comes down to the simple question of, "Does that move make Boston better?" In the case of Rondo, very few players return a "yes" response, and most of them aren't available to the Celtics. Does Rondo come with his own set of headaches? Of course, but what superstar doesn't have their idiosyncrasies? Rondo can be temperamental, but when he's engaged, few point guards are better. The Celtics simply have to hope his inconsistencies and immaturities will fade with time, and the 26-year-old has made strides this year in trying to improve in those areas.
MAY: CELTICS SHOULD MOVE ON FROM RONDO
I believe I am on the record as saying the Celtics should trade Rajon Rondo for Chris Paul. And for Deron Williams (who still is out there). There are a handful of point guards in the league for whom I'd trade Rondo: Paul, Williams, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, Jeremy Lin. (OK, just threw that last one in there.) The Celtics didn't get Paul. They didn't get Westbrook (although apparently they tried). They're not getting Rose. So yes, they should trade Rondo.
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