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Pistons, Celtics to Talk Monroe, Rondo Trade?

Josh Cohen’s Analysis (Jan. 22, 2014): When the Pistons signed Josh Smith this past summer there were hints they weren’t finished shaking up the roster. And as one team scout noted during Summer League, if modifications were made, Greg Monroe would be at the center of it.

Not surprisingly with Detroit not playing up to expectations, Monroe’s name has been mentioned in the trade rumor circuit. And it is only fitting that Rajon Rondo – a player the Pistons have reportedly coveted over the past few months – may be available as well.

Would Detroit and Boston be willing to negotiate a potential deal around these two? That remains unclear and as one source recently described the Celtics’ latest position, “everything is open for discussion in Boston.” Some, though, believe Rondo will eventually sign an extension to stay long term with the Celtics.


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