By RantSports Staff on June 20, 2014
Apparently the Boston Celtics are either going all in or all out this offseason. Rumor has it that if they can't land Kevin Love via a trade, that they'll go ahead and start selling off some of their own assests: Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green.
In this slideshow we'll take a look at five teams that could realistically trade for Rondo:
It would likely take a sign-and-trade and a ton of draft picks for the Heat to land Rondo, but don't put it past Pat Riley to try. Miami looks like it will be parting ways with Mario Chalmers, so the starting PG position in South Beach could be open in the very near future.
The Raptors' interest in acquiring Rondo will depend on whether or not Kyle Lowry stays. If he does, then it's unlikely that deal talks would even take place. If Lowry takes his talents elsewhere, the Raptors would at least have to pick up the phone and contact Danny Ainge.
The Lakers need a point guard. Dealing Steve Nash with his expiring contract and some draft picks might be enough to at least pique the Celtics' interest. But can you really see a trade between the two rivals getting done? It's possible, but unlikely.
You have to consider the Rockets serious contenders for Rondo in a trade. They were linked to him last season and they've flat out got the assets to make it happen (Asik, Lin, draft picks).
The Kings are another team that's previously been linked to Rondo. It's thought that they would package the 8th pick in this year's draft, Ben McLemore and the rights to RFA Isaiah Thomas in a potential deal.
It will be interesting to see if these talks linger if Kevin Love does get traded elsewhere, because at this point the Warriors appear to be the frontrunners for the PF's services.
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