NBA Trade Rumors: Celtics didn't seriously consider trading Rajon Rondo

Jared Wickerham

As expected.

This shouldn't be news (since it seems like common sense) but I think it is worth pointing out.

NBA trade market: No deals imminent, but keep an eye on these names - NBA - Sporting News

The wave of phone calls the Celtics received in early July about Rondo has passed, and according to league sources, Boston never seriously entertained dealing their flighty point guard. Rumored talks with Detroit were "overblown," a source said, and Rondo does not want out of Boston.

Not sure what I can add to that other than "GOOD!"

The report does indicate some more common sense.  Specifically that the Celtics would love to move Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, and/or Brandon Bass.

Report: C's never serious on Rondo trade | Comcast SportsNet - CSNNE.com

But while the C's may not be looking to trade Rondo, there are some players on the team they certainly would trade. Kris Humphries and Gerald Wallace, both traded to the Celtics in the deal that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn, are players that Deveney says the C's will shop. Humphries won't be too hard to trade, as he's in the final year of his deal. But Wallace still has three years, $30 million remaining on his contract. Brandon Bass is another player Boston would trade in the right deal.

On that note, Chris Forsberg asked us who we thought had the best shot of being traded by November.  I figured Bass was as good a choice as anyone.

Summer Forecast: Gone by November - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Bass is good enough to be a contributor on a playoff team. That isn't in the near future for this team and his replacement is already on the roster in Jared Sullinger. Bass seems the most reasonable piece to move that has legitimate value in trade.

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