Celtics Talk TV: Lots of trade questions on Rondo

Celtics Talk TV: Lots of trade questions on Rondo
November 19, 2013, 12:00 pm
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The guys from Celtics Talk TV - Kyle Draper, Rich Levine, and A. Sherrod Blakely - are back for another week, and it's clear that fans are itching to discuss possible trades and offseason moves.

First up, Rajon Rondo. The C's superstar point guard is hard at work returning from a torn ACL, and rumors continue to swirl that there are other teams - like the Knicks - interested in trading for him.

Blakely says those rumors and more will continue to pop up, but he doesn't think Rondo is going anywhere right now.

"I don't think they're going to trade him," Blakely said. "I've talked to a number of different scouts and executives about Rondo specifically, and the one thing they've all said is, 'Look, we're not even going to contemplate making a deal for this guy until we see him out on the court.' So until he returns I think only then can you start seriously looking at possibilities for the Celtics as far as moving him."

The trade offer will have to really blow Celtics GM Danny Ainge out of the water for it to happen.

The discussion turned to another guard on the Celtics - Avery Bradley. Bradley and the C's did not agree on a contract extension before the deadline, and Bradley will be a restricted free agent. So, why didn't they make a move to extend him? Levine has his take.

"One possibility is I think that there are so many questions surrounding this team," Levine said. "I think the one thing the Celtics have and want in this whole rebuilding process is flexibility. So I think the last thing they want to do is tie themselves [up] - even a player like Avery, who could be a future building block. You just don't know, so I think it's better to leave options open."

Blakely thinks it's because they don't have to. They don't expect Bradley to get a huge contract, so they'll wait and see how he performs first.

One guy performing great one day and poorly the next is Jeff Green. Is he really the C's go-to guy?

"He has the ability to do that, but it goes back to what we said time and time again about Jeff Green; Consistency, consistency, consistency," Blakely said. "He does not bring that. And it really magnifies himself in late-game situations, where for the most part he hasn't really been a dominant force."


Check out the video to see what the guys say about Courtney Lee's chances of being traded, and Kevin Love's chances of joining the C's someday.