Report: Pistons interested in Rondo

Report: Pistons interested in Rondo
July 14, 2013, 7:00 pm
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The Celtics officially shipped out Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry last Friday, but are they done?

Rajon Rondo remains the lone player from the 2007-08 championship team, and Danny Ainge has said that he's not in the business of trading Rondo. But Ainge wouldn't say no to an offer he thinks is fair for Rondo.

The Boston Globe reports that the Pistons are interested in Rondo, but what they want to give up for him isn't going to be enough. The Globe reports the Pistons want Rondo in return for Brandon Knight and an expiring contract. The move would certainly make the Celtics worse in the short run - which would improve their chances of landing a top pick in the 2014 NBA Draft - but trading Rondo away for that package would be quite the clearance sale.

Detroit also can't offer a first round pick due to a previous deal with the Bobcats.

Look for Rondo rumors like these to pop up all summer long, as he's considered to be one of the best point guards in the NBA with a pretty favorable contract too. If the Pistons are serious about obtaining Rondo, they'll have to put together a much better package that would possibly include either Andre Drummond or Greg Monroe.