Boston Celtics Free Agency Targets: Rajon Rondo

With free agency beginning tonight, I figured it was only right to talk about a few free agents that I think the Boston Celtics should target once the clock strikes six. The Celtics will be limited with the amount of money they have to work with, but there will still be a handful of cheap players they can add to the team that will make an impact right away.

A player the Celtics should bring back to Boston is Rajon Rondo. Forget the fact that he joined the Lakers and helped them win their 17th championship. What’s important now is that he’s a free agent and Danny Ainge has the opportunity to bring him home.

Rajon Rondo is a two-time NBA champion. Rondo is one of the best floor generals and arguably one of the greatest playmakers of all time. There is no doubt that he will be a fantastic coach one day because of his high basketball IQ.

Rondo brings leadership, playmaking, and a winning mentality wherever he goes. Although he would be coming off the bench, what a bench presence he would be. He would get plenty of run with Tatum and Brown, and he could make them look like megastars too.

Rajon Rondo’s phone will be buzzing once free agency begins, but my guess is that he’s at a point in his career where he only wants to play for a contender. The Atlanta Hawks are in a great position to pay Rondo and sign him to make a playoff run, but he could choose to go the Clippers for less money instead.

Obviously, I don’t know what goes through Rondo’s mind, but my guess is he wants to win championships, not get paid. The Celtics can offer Rondo their MLE and a spot in the rotation off the bench. The Celtics just drafted a backup point guard in Payton Pritchard, so Rondo can undoubtedly help with his development as well.

I think this is just a no-brainer move if you ask me. If Rajon Rondo is interested in returning to Boston, Danny Ainge should do whatever it takes to make it happen. You bring in one of the smartest basketball players of all time and a true leader to a team that could use more veteran leadership. That’s a huge win if you ask me.

Also, now that Brad Wanamaker is gone, #9 is back up for grabs.

If the opportunity is there, Danny Ainge needs to bring Rajon Rondo home.


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