Can Rajon Rondo join Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the rest of the Oklahoma City Thunder? What would happen if he does?
The Celtics Blog speculated on Rajon Rondo and what would happen if he left Boston to join another team.
"The Thunder could be one to watch. They have pieces to shed in a sign-and-trade, and a Russell Westbrook-Rondo backcourt would be fascinating. Might not work financially, but it's a possibility. Charlotte has young pieces to offer and they've been slowly building toward making that one big move that pushes them to the next level. Not sure it's Rondo, but he would be an upgrade. Dallas has pursued pretty much any big-time free agent it can, I would assume they'd at least express interest.
It's all speculation at this point, but I would not rule out teams simply because they won't have cap space or they already have a decent point guard."
In the discussion, however, they ruled out a trade with Phoenix for Eric Bledsoe. Fans thought it was an easy, obvious decision, but Sean Deveney of Sporting News says:
"Phoenix (would say no). They're going to commit to Goran Dragic next summer, and if they move Bledsoe, it is because they don't really want to keep going with the two-PG experiment anymore. A Bledsoe-Dragic backcourt seems a lot more feasible than a Rondo-Dragic backcourt, doesn't it? Especially if you're paying about $31 million per year for a Rondo-Dragic backcourt."
They did not discuss who the Celtics would take, but it could be anyone from the Thunder except Kevin Durant, Wesbrook and Serge Ibaka. Reggie Jackson or Jeremy Lamb could be taken to replace Rondo's spot and the Celtics could also take an interest in Steven Adams, among other possibilities.
Will a big four of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, and Rajon Rondo finally deliver a championship to Oklahoma City?