Mar 1, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) sits on the floor after being called for a foul during the fourth quarter of Boston

Kings looking to trade for Rajon Rondo to pair with Josh Smith?


News of the Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons discussing a trade involving Josh Smith shocked many, though, such a move may be part of a larger plan which includes the Kings acquiring Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo.

Yes, while the rumored moves sound like somebody got carried away making video game trades, it appears to be the thought process of the Kings – at least according to Marc Stein of ESPN – who says the Kings are looking to acquire Smith to place alongside good friend, Rajon Rondo.

While many may balk at acquiring Smith, they’d likely be much more happy if that move lead to Sacramento acquiring Rondo from the Celtics.

Of course, at that point it comes down to available assets. Assuming players like Jason Thompson and Derrick Williams would be shipped to Detroit, as Stein suggests, that leaves the Kings with their No. 8 draft pick and potentially Ben McLemore and/or Isaiah Thomas.

This isn’t the first we’ve heard of the Kings being interested in Rondo, though it does appear to be the first time that there may actually be a possibility of such a move.

Of course, as we’ve seen before, when you get too many hands in the cookie jar and a significant amount of parts are rumored to be on the move, trades often hit road blocks. Still, if the rumors prove to be true, it would certainly change the landscape of Sacramento Kings basketball.

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  • Josh

    With Isaiah Thomas going into free angency, the Kings should try to sell him to Boston before the 30th. Along with the 8th pick for Rajon Rondo. It would be a game changer out here in Sacramento. It would be nice to have a dominant team before we get that new arena. If things go down right this year, it will be crazy down here in Sacramento.