Trading Brandon Knight For Rajon Rondo Would Be A Disaster For The Detroit Pistons
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jul 17, 2013
The rumors of a possible deal sending Detroit’s young guard, Brandon Knight, to Boston in exchange for Rajon Rondo, are premature, according to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press. But the original rumors had Rondo and Brandon Knight, the Kentucky guard who just finished his second year with the Pistons and who has flitted in and out of the Pistons’ lineup as a point- and off-guard. Zach Lowe at Grantland has already detailed how these three, without Rondo, would limit the Pistons’ abilities to open up the lane for easy buckets. The likeliest scenario for Rondo heading to Motown involves a Celtics swap for Greg Monroe, who the Pistons have been loathe to part with so far. The Josh Smith signing has already come under some scrutiny because it overloads the Pistons’ front court with Andre Drummond at center, Monroe at power forward and Smith at the small forward spot. "Our folks put the pieces in place to make some important moves that will make this team more competitive immediately, while at the same time nurturing our nucleus of young talent."