Yep, it is that time again, when the most fanciful rumors in the world are trotted out on the Internets. Getting us started on the festivities is (reportedly) some radio station in Phoenix.
Latest rumor out of Phoenix: Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo for Amare Stoudemire, Leandro Barbosa, and the 14th overall pick. Source: sports.ktar.com
Umm, yeah. Right.
Update: The radio station put this to print on their website last night. Here's the text.
The NBA trade rumors are starting to heat up with the draft just a few weeks away. The Suns are in the middle of several trade rumors - mostly involving Shaq and Amare. Reports out of Cleveland say the Cavs are still interested in acquiring The Diesel, Chris Bosh or Tyson Chandler. As for STAT, Gambo is reporting the Celtics would be willing to part with Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen for Amare, Leandro Barbosa and the Suns' 14th-pick in the draft. G&A are intrigued by the deal. Ash feels the trade would improve the Celtics greatly. He has no problem dealing Steve Nash if the deal goes down. The player he would like in return is big man Kendrick Perkins. Gambo likes the deal, specifically because it would bring one of the best young point guards (back) to Phoenix in Rondo. Does this make more sense than dealing STAT to the Wizards for a package including Caron Butler, Nick Young and other young pieces? Gambo seems to think so and wonders why the Suns are so insistent on keeping Nash in the Valley. He wants to see the roster overhauled and hopes the Suns agree this summer.