via Boston Globe
Rajon Rondo is the one Celtic standing against the tank. Any trade that involves him is the final death knell for the Celtics season. Considering the somber faces of anyone involved in the Celtics, it would no longer be a surprise.
The Celtics want to trade Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries. It is presumed that any takers for Rondo will have to take one or both of these contracts with them.
Boston’s prefers this trade: Rondo and Gerald Wallace for Andre Drummond and Brandon Knight. Pistons only offer is Brandon Knight and an expiring contract.
Pistons are rightfully taking advantage of other teams’ hesitation to go all in this offseason. They know that it’s hard to contend in next year’s free agent frenzy. They also want to take advantage of tanking teams. Celts will still not make the playoffs even with Drummond and Knight (remember they lose Rondo),but they will have two young building blocks.
Drummond is probably the most promising Piston, and is almost untouchable. Would you give him up for Rondo?
per Boston Globe:
The Pistons are quite interested in Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, but they don’t have a package to offer that would attract president of basketball operations Danny Ainge to making a deal. The Celtics would presumably ask for emerging center Andre Drummond, who is as close to untouchable as a younger player can get. Detroit would like to send the Celtics Brandon Knight and an expiring contract, but that wouldn’t be nearly enough. Detroit doesn’t have a first-round pick to offer because of the Ben Gordon deal that gave the Bobcats the choice of a Pistons draft pick over the next four seasons.