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Celtics to Trade Rondo and Allen to Suns?

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.

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14 comments for “Celtics to Trade Rondo and Allen to Suns?”

  1. Celtics to Trade Rondo and Allen to Suns?: Gambo from Phoenix-area sports station KTAR, has reported that the Ce.. http://tinyurl.com/pswree

    Posted by Sports of Boston | June 3, 2009, 4:59 pm
  2. I totally agree with KC. That would be a ridiculous trade to make. Actually, trading Rondo for anybody but Paul or Williams would be insane at this point. If that kid can ever develop a 15 foot jumper, he’d be the best point guard in the league. All he needs is a decent jumper to keep the defense honest, and I can’t imagine anybody covering him. He’s already the best rebounding point guard in the league, and probably the best “drive for the basket” guard, and his intensity is delightful.

    As for trading Ray Allen, well it would have to be for a scoring guard, and Allen is already in the upper echelon there. I think his defense has greatly improved – probably a result of being around Garnett – and despite his habit of disappearing for several games at a time, I’d still want him on my team.

    Stoudemire has never quite lived up to his potential, and his physical problems make him an unattractive proposition. I’d love to have Barbosa and I’d be willing to trade Tony Allen and Gabe Pruitt for him in a minute. I’ll even throw in Mikey Moore!

    Posted by Ken | June 3, 2009, 7:19 pm
  3. This is all just an untrue rumor. The Celtics organization would never trade rajon or ray. They’ve improved ALOT, and why break up a team that has alot of chemistry and is comfortable with each other on every single play. I Believe once your with the celtics, your in a brotherhood. Every player is comfortable with each other so why trade 2 ‘brothers’ away and get 2 “players” back. They’d just be players and not ‘brothers’.

    Posted by Paht | June 4, 2009, 8:40 am
  4. This is the worst idea I’ve ever heard. Rondo is one of the top 5 or 6 best point guards in the NBA and hes still improving. If he ever gets a consistent mid-range jump shot he’ll be unstoppable. Ray Allen is a huge piece for the C’s too. He may be getting older but he’s still the purest shooter in NBA history and has shown that he can clearly hit big shots in pressure situations. Barbosa was only good coming off the bench for a Phoenix team that ran a lot and played no defense. Plus we don’t need another guy at the 4 position…we have the defensive player of the year Kevin Garnett. If anyone should be going it should be Mikki Moore, Marbury and Scal, who combined do less than Rondo does by himself. This can’t be true

    Posted by ryan | June 4, 2009, 7:03 pm
  5. Not going to happen Rondo and Perkins are the building blooks for the next 10 years.

    Posted by Artin | June 4, 2009, 9:02 pm
  6. Crazy! Rondo is the future of this team and once they get KG back they will not have the problems with post defense that they had late in the season. The C’s need another dominant post coming off the bench but do not need to trade any big names to get that.

    Posted by Callie Durbrow | June 6, 2009, 10:01 am
  7. [...] because it would bring one of the best young point guards (back) to Phoenix in Rondo. Celtics to Trade Rondo and Allen to Suns? | Sports of Boston I know it’s only a rumor and all, and most likely won’t happen – but that just makes me laugh. [...]

    Posted by [Rumor]Rondo/Allen for Amare/Barbosa/14th Pick? - BBWForums.net - NBA, NFL, MLB Sports Forum | June 9, 2009, 8:20 pm
  8. I think you trade ray for a pick and a piece of crap the move pierce to shooting guard and the sign Hedo or Artest And you will have so cap room to work with. This would make the celtics able to get better and sign player to get deeper

    Posted by Russell | June 14, 2009, 9:51 am
  9. Now I know this won’t happen but the only trade that would make sense for the C’s would be Rondo and Ray for Lebron………….

    Posted by Josh | June 14, 2009, 10:56 pm
  10. This is so funny. Trade Rondo? I hope not. He’s the leader of the team. And plus with garnett back next season, he’ll be even better! He still has time to improve. Why would they trade him? I mean c’mon! He is like the top 5 point guard in the nba! Trading him would be a dumb move for the celtics

    Posted by Crystal | June 16, 2009, 8:08 pm
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    Posted by Celtics 2009 NBA Draft Preview | Sports of Boston | June 20, 2009, 2:45 pm
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    Posted by Why are the Celtics Itching to Trade Rondo? | Sports of Boston | June 23, 2009, 1:43 pm
  13. [...] rumors have been rolling around Boston as the NBA draft approaches. The biggest rumor involves a blockbuster trade that has Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen headed to the Phoenix Suns for Amare Stoudemire and Leandro Barbosa. Another involves Kendrick Perkins and Rondo going to the [...]

    Posted by Trade Rumors: Allen, Rondo and Perkins | Sports of Boston | June 25, 2009, 1:34 pm
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    Posted by Jekyll and Hyde: the Rondo Situation | Sports of Boston | June 27, 2009, 3:24 pm

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