Should Milwaukee Bucks Trade Larry Sanders to Acquire Rajon Rondo?

By Michael Terrill
Should Milwaukee Bucks Trade Larry Sanders to Acquire Rajon Rondo
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It is no secret that point guard Rajon Rondo wants off the Boston Celtics after seeing the team make a huge trade that saw several star players leave town. It is also a known fact that the Celtics could be interested in moving Rondo for the right price. I came across a trade over at Hardwood Houdini in which the Milwaukee Bucks would essentially give up center Larry Sanders for Rondo, with other pieces involved. Is it worth it for Milwaukee to part ways with an upcoming player and potential superstar to get an All-Star point guard?

The exact trade would be Sanders, point guard Luke Ridnour and a 2015 first round draft pick for Rondo, guard Courtney Lee and a 2015 second round draft selection.

The Bucks have basically closed the door on Brandon Jennings, which means they are in the market for a starting point guard. Rondo would certainly answer all of their prayers, but I personally do not believe it is worth giving up Sanders. It would be nice to have a legitimate starting point guard and a backup guard, but the Bucks do not know the full force that Sanders could bring to the court. He made tremendous strides in his third year in the league and all signs point to him continuing to get better.

The fact of the matter is Sanders’ incredible blocking skills, overall defensive ability and unlimited potential on offense is something that is hard to come by these days in the NBA. At the young age of 24 years old, Milwaukee’s new coaching staff could turn him into one of the premier players in the league. He is simply a player an organization could severely regret giving up on, especially since last season was his first time seeing consistent action.

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