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Gambo from Phoenix-area sports station KTAR, has reported that the Celtics and Suns are talking a trade that would send Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo to the Suns in exchange for Amare Stoudemire, Leandro Barbosa, and the No. 14 pick in the NBA draft. Huh…what?!?!?!
As for STAT, Gambo thinks the Celtics would consider parting with Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen for Amare, Leandro Barbosa and the Suns’ 14th-pick in the draft. G&A are intrigued by the deal. Ash feels the trade would improve the Celtics greatly. He has no problem dealing Steve Nash if the deal goes down. The player he would like in return is big man Kendrick Perkins. Gambo likes the deal, specifically because it would bring one of the best young point guards (back) to Phoenix in Rondo.
Here’s my favorite part: “…feels the trade would improve the Celtics greatly.” Are you kidding me? It sounds like Gambo wants Danny Ainge to read this post and believe the rumor. Why would the Celtics trade their two starting guards (Rondo and Allen) away for a big man that plays Kevin Garnett’s power forward position (Stoudemire) and a sixth man (Barbosa)? What would they do with no point guard? Do they sign Stephon Marbury?
I know Ray Allen would be an attractive piece to trade because of his age, potentially declining skills (though I think shooters are pure to the end), and big contract, but come on. Why would Ainge trade Rajon Rondo, who is emerging as one of the top young point guards in the game?
Lest we forget that Stoudemire is coming off major eye surgery and will need to wear a Horace Grant mask for the rest of his career. How will Amare play with a mask on all the time?
Too many questions, and certainly not enough answers for this ridiculous trade rumor.