TAG: Rajon Rondo

Latest News / Sep 15, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Report: Don’t Rule Out Oklahoma City Thunder Trading For Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo may or may not have made a trade request to the Boston Celtics, but it’s safe to say he wants out of Beantown regardless. And according to one national writer, the Oklahoma City Thunder are a realistic destination for the disgruntled Celtics star. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 1, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Rondo & Agent Deny Making Trade Request

Rajon Rondo

The news, by way of Jackie MacMullan on an unaired segment of ESPN’s “Around the Horn,” that Rajon Rondo had requested a trade from the Celtics before he becomes a free agent next summer, is being denied by Rondo and his agent, Bill Duffy, despite how convinced MacMullan’s extemporaneous comments were. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 31, 2014 / 10:45 am

Report: Rajon Rondo Tells Celtics He Wants Out

Rajon Rondo

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo will be a free agent next summer, but the Celtics wanted to see how much better he’s gotten since ACL surgery, and trading him before he possibly leaves in free agency isn’t a priority. Except, new revelations from the estimable Jackie MacMullan indicate Rondo wants out, as he’s told GM Danny Ainge and the C’s brass despite the public facade. Read More »

Smack / Aug 26, 2014 / 7:15 pm

ESPN Writer Continues To Claim Rajon Rondo Has Bad Reputation With His Peers

Rajon Rondo, Celtics teammates

The same ESPN writer who said NBA players don’t want to play with Rajon Rondo, ESPN Insider’s Jeff Goodman, spoke with SB Nation’s Celticsblog.com today to discuss his thoughts on Rondo, particularly in relation to Rondo’s peers. Goodman was pointedly asked why he publicly derides Rondo’s leadership ability and espouses the theory some NBA players don’t want him as a teammate. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Aug 25, 2014 / 9:00 am

Celtics Aren’t Making Rajon Rondo Trade A Priority

Rajon Rondo

The Boston Celtics are in the process of carving out more room to add players, and either trading Rajon Rondo or signing him to an extension aren’t high on their priority list, according to the Boston Globe‘s Gary Washburn. He appears destined for a free agency tour next summer, and the C’s want more evidence he’s bounced back from his ACL surgery before determining whether he’s a part of their long-term rebuilding effort. Read More »

Baller's Blueprint, NBA / Aug 8, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Our All-Star Soccer Squad Starring NBA Players

Steve Nash

The games are similar, basketball and soccer. Both are contact sports with little protective equipment; both have goals (or baskets) on the two sides of the field (or court) where a player must put the ball in to score points. Both have situations where a costly turnover could quickly turn into a counterattack or fast-break and cost a team points. Both games require elite athleticism, and players from both sports get paid tons of money to play their game at an elite level.

That’s where the similarities end between soccer and basketball, but that hasn’t stopped us from compiling a full soccer team with NBA stars. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jul 18, 2014 / 3:15 pm

What’s all the Fuss About Rockets GM Daryl Morey?

Daryl Morey

So often we toss around terms like genius and savant without stopping to check the accuracy of such hyperbolic qualifying nouns. We take brilliant men and women and put them on a pedestal without continuing to make sure their performance in a given field matches the effusive praise. Incidentally, the popular conception of Rockets general manager Daryl Morey as a team-builder of the highest order has only recently started to be questioned. Read More »

Smack / Jul 17, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Players Don’t Want Rajon Rondo As A Teammate?

Rajon Rondo

Lost in the shuffle of the offseason’s superstar movement and the potential of it has been Rajon Rondo. Though his place with the Boston Celtics has been tenuous since before last season and his contract expires at the end of 2014-2015, Rondo has mostly been on the rumor sidelines this summer. Yesterday in a Twitter exchange with SBNation’s CelticsBlog, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman offered revelatory insight as to why Boston’s mercurial point guard is stuck in limbo with the Celtics. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 14, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Rockets Will Go After Rondo & Love

Rajon Rondo

The Houston Rockets whiffed on Chris Bosh after he decided to go back to Miami for a longer max deal with larger yearly raises; they chose not to match Dallas’ sweetheart offer for Chandler Parsons, instead signing Trevor Ariza. Now comes word they’re still looking to make a splash by acquiring either Rajon Rondo or Kevin Love this summer. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 1, 2014 / 10:30 am

Report: Celtics Were Isaiah Thomas’ First Contact

Isaiah Thomas

In a bit of a surprise, the Boston Celtics were the first team to contact restricted free agent point guard Isaiah Thomas last night. In an offseason where they’ve been linked to the Kevin Love trade rumors and have also considered trading Rajon Rondo, we still have no idea which way general manager Danny Ainge is leaning towards as far as his rebuilding plan goes. Read More »