Rumors have been surfacing lately about the Boston Celtics possibly trying to deal Rajon Rondo. The Celtics’ front office has entertained the idea of adding Cleveland Cavaliers‘ second-year player Dion Waiters via trade since he is a buy-low type of talent.
Waiters has been in the middle of the dysfunctional circus that has been the Cavaliers’ locker room this season. Waiters was expected to be a key piece for a team that was looking to finally make the playoffs for the first time since LeBron James took his talents to the Miami Heat.
As a second-year player, Waiters has solid potential to be a contributing starter for the Celtics if they add him and that could potentially keep Rajon Rondo on board. It has been rumored that Rondo is going to be dealt by the trade deadline, but it has also been rumored that the team plans to keep him and build around him.
With the addition of a guy like Waiters, the Celtics could have a solid start to a playoff-type team — with a few more solid acquisitions, too, of course. Add Avery Bradley, Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger to the mix and you have a pretty solid starting rotation.
Nothing is clear about how strong the Celtics’ interest in Waiters is, but they would be silly to pass up a guy who averages 14.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game — even if he does have somewhat of an attitude problem.
It will be interesting if the Celtics keep to their buy-low philosophy and add Waiters.
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