As the NBA Finals finish up, there have been more and more rumors speculating what will happen during this NBA offseason. Everyone is already excited for the big 2010 free agent class with the likes of LeBron, but what is there to look forward to this offseason as a Celts fan?
Rajon Rondo? Yes everyone, Rondo. You might question these rumors—and you should because rumors are just rumors—but in reality Rondo is one of the few moveable pieces on the Boston squad.
If you ask me, I don't think the Celtics would trade Rondo, but I have been wrong before.
Still, in general I believe that the Celtics won't be making too much noise in this offseason anyway, despite the rumors of Rondo and Allen going to Phoneix for Amare Stoudemire and Leandro Barbosa, or even a trade involving Rondo and Ray Allen to Memphis for the second overall pick in the NBA Draft and point guard Mike Conley. To be honest with you, none of those trades make sense.
So if Stoudemire comes, what do you expect? No defense and pretty good offense along with Perkins being benched? I don't like that at all.
But to answer whether or not Rajon Rondo will be moved, I do not think so. I find it really hard to believe that Rondo will be traded. He has proven himself to be an outstanding decision-maker and deals with the Big Three better than any other point guard in the NBA could.
The 2009 offseason will be an interesting one for the Green. I do see them trying to acquire another big man, a solid back-up point guard. I do not see Starbury coming back—or even a good scorer off the bench.
Look for the Celts to try to move up in this year's NBA draft.