Celtics: Andre Drummond would be centerpiece of Rajon Rondo trade

Brandon Bass and Andre Drummond battle for a rebound in April of 2013. Credit: Getty Images
Brandon Bass and Andre Drummond battle for a rebound in April of 2013. Credit: Getty Images

If the Celtics are to part with their best remaining player, point guard Rajon Rondo, it would likely take a Godfather offer from the Detroit Pistons. The Marlon Brando in this deal? Pistons center Andre Drummond.

The Boston Globe reported over the weekend that the Pistons are offering point guard Brandon Knight, the eighth overall pick from the 2011 draft, and an expiring contract to the Celtics in exchange for Rondo. That will not likely cut it for C’s president of basketball ops Danny Ainge, who has repeatedly said that he is not looking to trade No. 9.


Drummond, the ninth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, had a tremendous rookie season for Detroit and could be a year-in and year-out All-Star caliber player.The big man out of UConn averaged 7.9 points and 7.6 assists in his first NBA season, continually showing flashes of brilliance. The Pistons are top-heavy in the front court as they also have stud center Greg Monroe (16.0 ppg, 9.6 rpg) manning the paint.

With Ainge coveting first round picks in the Celtics’ rebuilding efforts, the Pistons do not have an immediate one to relinquish. The Charlotte Bobcats have a choice of Pistons draft picks over the next four seasons thanks to a deal that landed Ben Gordon in Charlotte.

On a Pistons blog, NeedforSheed.com, fans are firmly against trading Drummond in exchange for Rondo as 74 percent replied “Are you crazy?” and 20 percent replied “No” when asked if they would give up Drummond to the Celtics.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

MAP: New York City Street Closures August 22,…

The Percy Sutton Harlem 5K and NYC Family Health Walk-a-thon and Pakistan Day Parade and Fair will cause traffic delays and street closures in New York City this weekend. Plan…

International

U.N. nuclear inquiry on Iran seen making slow…

The U.N. nuclear watchdog appears to have made only limited progress so far in getting Iran to answer questions about its suspected atomic bomb research, diplomatic sources said on Friday,…

National

Violence-weary Missouri town sees second night of calm

By Nick Carey and Carey GillamFERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The violence-weary town of Ferguson, Missouri, saw a second straight evening of relative calm on Thursday…

National

Journalist James Foley's parents, after call with pope,…

The parents of James Foley, the American journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Iraq, on Friday called for prayer and support to free the remaining captives held by Islamic…

Television

Recap: 'The Knick,' Season 1, Episode 3, 'The…

The third episode of Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick" finds Dr. Thackery (Clive Owen) meeting an old flame and other characters embracing self-destruction.

Music

Webcast: Watch Polyphonic Spree live on Sunday Aug.…

Polyphonic Spree singer Tim DeLaughter sits with Metro Music Editor Pat Healy for a chat and then the big band performs live. It begins on Sunday at 9:30 pm

Movies

Matthew Weiner on directing 'Are You Here' and…

"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner discusses his movie "Are You Here," his history writing comedy and the tiny movie he directed in 1996 you can't see.

Movies

Michael Chiklis on his football past and 'When…

Michael Chiklis remembers playing football in high school and how that prepped him to play a coach in "When the Game Stands Tall."

NFL

Fantasy football draft guide: How to draft your…

Many are wondering if we’re entering a new age in fantasy football drafting — one where running backs take a backseat.

NFL

Jets vs. Giants: 3 Giants storylines to watch

The Giants have plenty to work on as they reach the dress rehearsal preseason game Friday night against the rival Jets.

NFL

Jets vs. Giants: 3 Jets storylines to watch

Metro looks at three Jets storylines to watch as they play the Giants Friday.

NFL

Giants expected to work Corey Washington into first-team…

The day of reckoning for the Giants' fringe players will fall upon them Friday night against the Jets.

Sex

Big weddings may lead to long-term happiness

Dreaming of a big wedding? A new study indicates that the longer your guest list, the happier you’ll be in the long run. l A…

Sex

Online dating for every generation

Frank Jackson and his mother Maggie are like lots of modern families: They have dinner together regularly, keep each other updated on their lives —…

Wellbeing

Going green could be the key to getting…

If we could just pursue the things that would actually make us happy, we could help the environment too, according to a New York researcher.…

Tech

Siren: A new dating app that puts women…

Online dating can be brutal, especially for single women. Noting that many women hate wading through inappropriate messages and photos, two tech entrepreneurs decided to…