Report: If Boston can move Pierce for pick they will go after Josh Smith. Really?
Josh Smith is part of a rebuilding plan? Josh Smith and Rajon Rondo on the same team together?
It doesn’t make a lot of sense if the plan is to rebuild a championship team — unless you think you can do that around guys with shaky jump shots — but the report from Sean Deveney of the Sporting News is that the Celtics could make a run at the Hawks free agent.
Smith and Rondo were high school teammates and this is not the first time Smith has been tied to the Celtics via trade rumor.
Also, if the Celtics traded Paul Pierce to the Cavaliers, as has been one of the rumors, then they would generate a big trade exception to make the math work out.
But is this really rebuilding a championship team? I just can’t see it. File this one under a real long shot, but the report is out there and it certainly has gotten people talking.