By now you probably have heard about all of the Rajon Rondo rumors. If not, let me try to sum it up for you. The Boston Celtics have put their championship winning, pass first, defense always point guard on the block -- and many teams are making calls. Most of them are playoff teams or playoff hopefuls in the Western Conference.
The Dallas Mavericks (who now follow him on twitter) have a lot of players and the quickest closing window of opportunity, and some people are thinking some combination of Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, and a gift basket.
The Houston Rockets are interested in Rondo as well, and clearly need a point guard if they want to be something other than a half baked pipe dream.
The Sacramento Kings are also somehow in the mix, and even the Los Angeles Lakers are shopping Steve Nash, Jordan Hill, and draft picks for him.
One team that is not being mentioned is the Utah Jazz. And while Rondo is a great pass first PG who rebounds, and is vocal on defense, in addition to being good on defense, I don't think he would fit here, and we're not a good fit for him either. Rondo needs to go to a program that's in "win now" mode. We're not. The rest of the team is still in development mode, so no matter how many young assets and prospects we'd have to give the Celtics, half the team would still be on the opposite career cycle as Rajon is right now.
OUt of the four West teams I've listed, DAL, LAL, SAC, and HOU, he's probably a best fit in Houston. Sac isn't a contender, and while the Lakers have star power, there's a reason why you don't see many people beyond Rick Fox who play for BOTH franchises in their careers. Dallas needs a point guard who can hit spot up threes, and Rondo is not that. at all. That leaves Houston to me.
More power to whatever team is able to get the surly star, and man, he is REALLY going to be giving Trey Burke, Dante Exum, and potentially Raul Neto an education over the next few seasons. Rondo would have been a good fit years ago, but not now. We have to stay patient and focused on the rebuild. Years of reloading with vets with diminishing returns got us here in the first place.
If you want more Rondo info, please go to Celtics Blog. They are keeping it down.