Horford and Conley significantly upgrade the Celtics. I don't think it is close and would do that trade in a heartbeat. Memphis would not and I really don't think Atlanta does either.
That's a tough one. I see how it 'fits', but at the same time, you're trading a budding superstar for two really good players.
I don't know, I could see this from both sides.
I'm not sure rondo's ceiling is that much higher then horfords. Conley is a heck of a player too.
I do think every team would be fine with what's incoming for with what's outgoing.
Well its kind of endemic of what the NBA is. Is Kyrie Irving's ceiling 'that much' higher than Jrue Holiday's? Is LeBron James's ceiling 'that much' higher than Carmelo Anthony's?
Is those top tier guys you need, and trading a top tier positional player for a 2nd and 3rd tier player is usually a poor proposition, unless you were going to lose the top tier guy anyways.
Maybe. I think it could work out for us. I also think it could screw up our chemistry irreparably. Not that Conley Jr or Horford are locker room negatives, the farthest thing from it, from what I've read. It is maybe one of best 'sensible' trades coming back I've seen. Just moving Rondo for anything but a superstar or very high ceiling prospect seems iffy at best for me.
I agree that it could hurt our chemistry but like you also said it could really improve us. Conley is not the playmaker rondo is but he can space the floor and while he's no all star he's no scrub.
The duo of horford and kg would really be unmatched in the east. Both can do it all and horfords ability to bang would make life incredibly hard on Miami. Conley still provides an upgrade over chalmers and he's played well in the playoffs too.
A future five of Conley, Bradley, green, sully, and horford is a move away from being legit. Or maybe just the development of sully and Bradley away from being legit. Still this year and maybe the next two after with kg and pierce it should be a team very capable of going all the way.