Celtics Rumors: Josh Smith, Rondo, Dwight, Pierce

The Celtics have been, by far, the most active team in trade rumors since yesterday evening, with news of talks about sending Kevin Garnett to the Clippers coming on the heels of the Rajon Rondo/Dwight Howard rumor. In the meantime, Garnett has said he's not waiving his no-trade clause, telling reporters he wants to "live and die green." Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak has strongly denied any Rondo/Howard discussion. Still, it appears it will be quite a ride for Boston fans between now and Thursday's trade deadline. Here's the latest:

  • Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times reported earlier that the Celtics are offering Jeff Green and Brandon Bass in a deal to acquire Josh Smith, but A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com tweets that the C's don't have a lot of interest in a two-for-one deal like that, since injuries have left them shorthanded.
  • Likewise, Boston would probably have to give up more players than it gets in a deal with the Lakers involving Rondo and Howard, as Blakely points out. The CSNNE.com scribe hears the Celtics and Lakers have had discussions with each other, but not about a Rondo/Howard deal.
  • With regard to a Rondo-for-Howard swap, Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio tweets that "something's going on there," adding that all he knows for sure is that the Celtics are trying everything right now. Had Garnett consented to a trade, the Celtics would have "aggressively" pursued a deal to send Paul Pierce away, too, Amico writes.

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3 Comments on "Celtics Rumors: Josh Smith, Rondo, Dwight, Pierce"


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Ron Jackson
2 years 4 months ago

Say it ain’t so. Is there no loyalty? Sure some of these guys are on their last legs, but don’t shoot them. Let them decide what they want.

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dc21892
2 years 4 months ago

There are guys out there to be signed, traded for cheap, etc. Even if they were to acquire Smith and he didn’t re-sign, they would gain that money back in cap space. It’s not ideal, obviously, but gambling on a talent like Smith seems like the right thing to do here. He would take some pressure off Garnett, who is already playing solid basketball still into his late 30s.

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Jaey Myob
2 years 4 months ago

EXACLTY! I been sayin this for a while now, he is a BIG who can rebound, block, score, make assists. This dude will be perfect for the team especially right now, they will not find no other big of his caliber. They just gotta trade him and bring in more guys to fill in the rest of the positions for lesser amounts each. Plus, Josh ahs his homie, Rondo, in Boston, and he’s said he likes Boston fans this guys wants to be in Boston!