Will The Boston Celtics Unload Rajon Rondo?

Will the Celtics trade Rajon Rondo for Chris Paul? We'll see! (Photo Credit: Sports Grind)

By Matt Noonan 

The NBA season is right around the corner, which is hard to fathom, but according to various reports on Wednesday morning, the Boston Celtics are apparently interesting in unloading point guard Rajon Rondo.

This isn’t the first time that we’ve heard murmurs or speculations about the team contemplating trading Rondo, but according to a report on WEEI.com by Ben Rohrbach, the Celtics are apparently interested in acquiring New Orleans point guard Chris Paul.

On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amick also confirmed that team president Danny Ainge is willing to trade Rondo for the right player, but again, is it Paul or possibly someone else?

Don’t get me wrong, but if the Celtics were to acquire Paul, they’d most likely have to surrender a few other players and draft picks besides Rondo because New Orleans most likely won’t hand over their prize possession without a few necessities in return, right?

It’s also possible that Ainge could throw one of his “Big-3” members into this particular trade pot too, but would that make head coach Doc Rivers happy?

I doubt it!

The NBA season as well as know will be condensed to 66-games, and if the Celtics are going to be successful this year, they’re going to need young, fresh blood to compliment Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. Rivers can’t rely on his aging veterans to play the entire 48-minutes, which is why acquiring Paul or possibly a few other battle tested veterans would help this team compete against Atlanta, Miami, New York and Orlando.

Who knows if the Ainge will indeed pull the trigger, but acquiring someone like Paul could certainly help boost the moral for a team that’s experienced three years of heartbreaking playoff losses, and only one championship in four seasons. Former Celtic great Bill Russell told Garnett that he predicted this team would win at least two or three championships before the “Big-3” dissembles, so again, acquiring some young, talented fresh legs would certainly help their cause in a challenging Eastern Conference.

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