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Boston Celtics Should Start Rebuilding Around Rajon Rondo: A Fan’s Opinion
What are the Boston Celtics thinking?
There have been many trade rumors flying around recently that Danny Ainge and the Celtics are shopping around practically everyone on the roster, including Rajon Rondo. While I could understand them wanting to trade away Ray Allen or even Paul Pierce (don't know how Celtics fans would respond to that though), it doesn't make sense for them to trade Rajon Rondo. The best move in my opinion is for the Celtics to rebuild around Rajon Rondo, not trade him away, and here's why.
How could the Celtics possible get equal compensation for a player of Rajon Rondo's caliber? They couldn't, pure and simple. Rajon Rondo is one of the premier point guards in the NBA today, and is also one of the most underrated in my opinion as well. He may not be the most vocal person on and off the court and makes bad decisions from time to time, but that shouldn't take away from the fact that he is a great natural point guard that wreaks havoc on any team he faces.
Youth and Experience
Another thing to consider with Rajon Rondo is his youth and experience. At only 26 years of age Rondo already has an NBA title under his belt with the Celtics along with countless playoff games. This kind of experience would be invaluable for the Celtics if they were to rebuild around him.
Let's face it, the Celtics are well past their prime and will most likely get bounced from the playoffs this year by either the Chicago Bulls or Miami Heat, so why not unload their aging talent while they still can? The 2013 free agent class looks pretty good for the Celtics and along with some draft picks and/or younger players by trading away players such as Ray Allen or Paul Pierce the team will have a solid foundation to build upon.
Ryan Kekoufski has been a follower of the Boston Celtics since Paul Pierce was drafted by the team in 1998. He covers sports for the Yahoo! Contributor Network, and currently resides in Virginia.
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