Again, what team is going to give value for Rondo?
Not many teams. But I'll name one: Phoenix. If they felt he'd be back before 1/1/2014, I could see them trading for him.
They need a franchise player who is a winner wicked bad.
1) Do they really have the luxury of taking that gamble
2) There is no one there I would want back in a trade for Rondo.
I'd be interested in an explanation of #1. They're nowhere near accomlishing anything. They have no identity. They're anxious for the Eric Gordons and Josh Smiths of the world. Hard to say how clubs like PHX can afford the luxury of not looking at trades with upside like adding Rondo.
As for #2, it's not hard to come up with a package that represents value for Rondo. If direct, Gortat, Dragic and Morris for Rondo and Bass is pretty logical, though I'm not sure Dragic is necessary. If you don't want Goran, send him to Utah for Millsap, and net Millsap, Gortat and Morris.
This is a simple discussion: if you're a club like PHX would you rather have Rondo, or Gortat, Dragic, etc? And if your Boston, would you rather have Rondo, or Gortat, Millsap, etc?