Pistons want to trade Brandon Knight for Rajon Rondo; Celtics obviously prefer Andre Drummond

Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe (hat tip: Matt Moore of Eye on Basketball):

The Pistons are quite interested in Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, but they don’t have a package to offer that would attract president of basketball operations Danny Ainge to making a deal. The Celtics would presumably ask for emerging center Andre Drummond, who is as close to untouchable as a younger player can get. Detroit would like to send the Celtics Brandon Knight and an expiring contract, but that wouldn’t be nearly enough.

The Pistons probably aren’t trading Andre Drummond for Rajon Rondo. The Celtics definitely aren’t trading Rondo for Brandon Knight.

At some point, a compromise deal based on Rondo for Greg Monroe could make sense, but until both sides are willing to discuss that more-sensible swap, they’re not going to make any real progress. I don’t get the sense the Celtics are rushing to trade Rondo without seeing how he works with Brad Stevens first, anyway.

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