It was reported last night that the Lakers have had conversations with the Celtics regarding a trade for Rajon Rondo, but there were no specifics on what offer was made. We now have a better idea of what the Lakers would be sending to Boston in a potential trade for the impending free agent point guard, thanks to the always plugged in Ramona Shelburne of ESPN:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Adding to <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine">@ESPNSteinLine</a> report on Rondo from yesterday. Sources tell ESPN the Lakers also offered Boston multiple picks & Nash for Rondo</p>— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) <a href="https://twitter.com/ramonashelburne/status/545651866781368320">December 18, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Given that Nash has already been declared out for the season, the meat of this offer would be the picks that the Lakers would be sending to the Celtics in this theoretical deal. This would be one way for the Lakers to extract some value for the sunk cost of Nash's contract, but given that Rondo will be a free agent this summer, how good of a deal this would be would mostly depend on whether the picks being sent to Boston were first or second rounders, as well as what type of protections were put on them. Stay tuned to Silver Screen and Roll for more on this developing story.
Would this potential deal be a steal for the Lakers? Or would they be giving up too much? Debate away in the comments below.