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Buddies Rondo, Perkins want to play together overseas

Nov 18, 2011, 5:41 PM EDT

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When I hear Kevin Love is thinking about playing overseas, I can see it — a big man who can board and stretch the floor with his shot should blend in seamlessly in international basketball.

I wonder if a point guard with an inconsistent jumper (to be kind) like Rajon Rondo and a big who provides almost no offense like Kendrick Perkins fit nearly as well?

We may see. Not only are Rondo and Perkins thinking about going overseas, they want to go together, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo.

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo and Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, close friends, have been discussing the possibility of playing together overseas, and have had representatives inquiring on the possibilities, sources said.

Rondo and Perkins are interested in playing in higher-paying countries, such as Italy, Spain and Russia, sources said. There’s no deal in the works, and it’s unclear if there’s even a team that could financially put together the kind of contracts it would take to lure the players.

Aren’t we all interested in playing in higher paying countries?

That said, there are limited spots on European rosters right now, teams have to work to squeeze in one guy, let alone a pair of them. Meaning I wouldn’t bet on seeing this. But stranger things have happened, like the players and owners almost killing the season.

  1. nathanbetz91 - Nov 18, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    This sucks! Even if we do get an NBA season it’s gonna suck since some of the best players are going to other countries. Not only that they might stay there for a few years to which will make the next few seasons bad to.

  2. jonka - Nov 18, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    we all need to start to come to the reality that there wont be a season this year as much as it pains me to say it
    well have next season but this ones gone for sure.

  3. silverbuffalo - Nov 18, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    Starting to seem like a better deal for young teams in small markets. Send in Reeves for the replacements.

  4. BurkieInBoston - Nov 19, 2011 at 8:40 AM

    Say what you will about Perkins’ offense, the Celtics went from contenders to non-contenders when they traded him. Look at the Pre-trade & Post-trade Celtics W-L records.

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