The Houston Rockets have been making some serious moves in the past year. They started with acquiring super star talent James Harden, the Knicks headline maker Jeremy Lin, and now this off season, Dwight Howard. Dwight Howard can be debated as being one of the best if not the best Center in the league. After a mediocre stunt with the Lakers last season, he is ready to start over with a fresh and uprising team in the rockets.
The Rockets have an arsenal of players who also added on Aaron Brooks, and Marcus Camby this summer. James Harden is without a doubt in the top 5 for best guards in the league. He averaged 25.9 ppg while dishing out 5.8 apg as well. He also has help in Chandler Parson who is versatile power forward who is vicious from beyond the arch. Parsons average 18.2 ppg and 6.5 rebounds per game.
The only thing missing is the ultimate point guard. Although Jeremy Lin is a good point guard, he is not among the elite. There has been rumors that a possible three way trade could go down between the Celtics, Pistons, and the Rockets.
The deal would be: Lin –> Pistons – Stuckey –> Celtics – Rondo –> Rockets
If this deal were actually to go down, the league better prepare themselves for the Rockets because they will be ready to erupt. Rondo coming off his injury is ready to prove himself once again to reclaim his spot as being one of the top point guards in the league.
Lets face it, the Celtics are no longer the Celtics anymore. Rondo is the only thing left that has any representation of the old team. He has no purpose of being on a team that has set its goals to be revolving around rebuilding. Rondo wants another championship. Whether he actually wants to leave the Celtics or not, if he has the opportunity to play on a championship quality team, he might be tempted to do so. The Celtics have no potential in making the playoffs this season and now, he is left without much help on the offense.
With Rondo joining the Celtics it will make them the fiercest offensive team the Rockets have ever had and definitely in the top 3 in the league this season. My suggestion would be for the Rockets to push for this deal to happen. The chances of this happening may not be too high so I can’t say that Rondo will be leaning towards this but, you never know what is being said behind the scenes in the NBA. Rondo only has 2 more years on his contract so, if not this year, maybe next year Houston will have better luck with a trade happening.