Upon hearing that the Celtics traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks for an assortment of spare parts, I was sufficiently underwhelmed, and thus disappointed in Danny Ainge, who has, to this point, masterfully navigated the post-Big Three landscape. While Rondo’s value had already significantly depreciated since his ACL tear, we – as Celtics fans – had grown to admire the controversial point guard and genuinely think of him as one of the league’s best. Out of the package that included Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, Brandon Wright and a first round pick, I was most excited for the latter two. I thought Wright could legitimately fill the role as a rim protector for the Celtics, but after just a few games, it became clear that he wasn’t part of neither Brad Stevens’ nor Danny Ainge’s master plan.
Now, it looks like the Celtics could have just traded Rondo for Crowder straight up, and it still would have been one-sided in the Celtics’ favor. Continue reading Will Jae Crowder be on Celtics Next Season? »