A report from The Sporting News Tuesday said that if the Celtics unload Paul Pierce, then a sign-and-trade offer for Josh Smith could be on the table.
Whether or not these reports are true is one thing. But should the Celtics consider it? Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen doesn't think so.
"If [Rajon] Rondo is here I think it's a very, very, very, very, very bad idea," Thomsen said. "I don't think it's a good idea at all. We all know [former Celtics coach Doc Rivers] had his hand full trying to convert Rondo into a leader. It never really happened and it took all his energy to do it. Now that Doc leave you're gonna hand a new coach Rondo empowered by his best friend in the league and they be your two best players? I just think it's a terrible formula."
Take a look at the video below to hear more of what Thomsen had to say on UNO Sports Tonight regarding the Celtics, Paul Pierce and even trade possibilities for Rondo. If that's not enough, he even names his front-runner for the team's coaching vacancy.