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rondo to kings by start of season?

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There's an unconfirmed report from Sunday that Boston will likely trade Rajon Rondo to Sacramento before the start of the season. Does this rumor have any legs? The report came from sports radio host Tyler Pence, who tweeted the following early Sunday morning: "Source: Sacramento Kings/ Boston Celtics deal now at '80 percent' to be completed before season. Deal includes McLemore, Williams for Rondo." Could this deal actually happen? Rondo is entering the final year of his deal and will become an unrestricted free agent next summer. For all intents and purposes, the same can be said for Williams, whose $8.71 million qualifying offer in 2015-16 almost certainly won't be tendered. The draw to this deal for Boston would be McLemore, the No. 7 overall pick in 2013 who has team options for $3.15 million in 2015-16 and $4 million in 2016-17. But did McLemore really show enough as a rookie to entice a team like Boston to gamble on his potential? He finished with a lousy 7.77 PER and shot just 37.6 percent from the field while contributing little on the defensive end of the court. On top of that, the Celtics already have a potential shooting guard of the future in 2014 first-rounder James Young. For this deal to work, the Kings may need some sort of guarantee that Rondo would be willing to sign a long-term deal in Sacramento, which is somewhat doubtful, and the Celtics may need another piece coming their way -- perhaps a future first-round pick.

Kings interested in Bledsoe...?

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I don't know how this could happen.

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