Updates & News
Update: It’s no secret Boston has dangled Rajon Rondo league-wide and while the asking price is steep, he has piqued the interest of Toronto’s front office, according to multiple sources.
The Celtics are reportedly asking for two unprotected first round picks, at least one young stud in the making, and all the nachos they can eat for a lifetime. Ok well maybe not the last one, but the Celtics are in a position to drive a hard bargain since they are not forced to move Rondo for he is under contract through next season. Reportedly the Kings had proposed an offer that the Celtics liked, but Rondo would not commit to resigning with Sacramento, so the deal has been nixed. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Teams have begun to eye Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller.
What a shock. Suddenly teams are interested in a 24-year old who is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 43:16 K:BB over 54.0 innings. Never saw that coming. The Braves did a nice job not only acquiring Miller, but also in developing him more. His use of a new cutter is increasing his ground ball rate and he is inducing a lot more weak contact. As a result, strikeouts are up, walks are down and Miller looks like a tremendous asset.Expect teams to make pitches for Miller, but don't expect the Braves to bite. Analysis: Howard Bender