[ESPN] The Boston Celtics, who already have one of the best point guards in the NBA, are interested in making an upgrade by acquiring the New Orleans Hornets’ Chris Paul and would be willing to give up Rondo to get him, sources have told ESPN’s Chris Broussard. The sources say the Celtics are having internal discussions regarding a swap of marquee point guards. According to an SI.com report, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge is “highly motivated” to land Paul. The report says the Hornets don’t appear interested in a two-team deal in which Rondo and Paul would switch places. So Ainge has been trying to find a third team to get involved. Paul can become a free agent after this season, so the Celtics also would have to convince him to sign an extension with them before giving up Rondo, who has four years and approximately $46 million left on his contract.
I shit you not, that’s how far I will go if the Celtics give up Rondo. I know it would be so much easier to just give up basketball instead, but I’m a betting man and if you’re not taking risk, then you’re not living. So here I set forth: if Rajon Rondo gets traded to Minnesota for Chris fucking Paul, I’ll jump the Miami Heat bandwagon and be just another BronBron circlejerker…just like Drake. That’s as bold as statement get and it doesn’t get any worse. That’s about as far to say, “if my first-born child is a girl, I’m going to leave her in a dumpster.” Just blatant, mindless risks. “If Tebow runs this TD in, I’m going to swallow the barrel of a .44″ This is going to be risky, but I don’t care. Better than being a Knicks fan.