Originally Posted by Borisss
Also, if Rondo gets traded I can see OKC being interested and moving Westbrook to the 2.
How much of a prospect is there of Rondo being traded? He's never been more valuable to the Cs, and he's got a good relationship with Rivers.
By the end of the season the team totally relied on him to probe for a single pass, so he was the only essential part of their offense.
While the Celtics have extensive rebuilding to be done all the veterans have said that the attitude is already there that it's Rondo's team and has been for a season. So while they couldn't buy an offensive rebound, nor attack on transition, if they do get players who can contribute in that way Rondo has a better opportunity to expand his game with the team he already plays for.
And the cap room has to be there for him to be duly rewarded with so many other players in flux.
That said, I haven't been following NBA long, and this is the first time I'm paying attention to a close season - so if I'm not reading it correctly, apologies.
Originally Posted by killwill
Very true but what a loss he will be for OKC. Great defence, strong drive and a good shot.
Great addition for any other team interested. And he deserves to be a starter too.
He may deserve to be a starter but the Thunder have tried starting him in the season and his stats took a nosedive and afterward he requested to go back to the sixth man. He's always streaky, but not very clutch from what I saw in the Finals, and his defence is adequate at best. Nonetheless, a good player, but I'm not totally convinced his potential is as high as some would suggest. (Arbitrarily, I'll like him more when I see him without that beard.)
He's far more interchangeable than Ibaka for OKC.