If Rondo is on the block and you have to believe he is, the Lakers have to trade for Rondo.
Granted, it's risky! As much of a head case as he is, he would mesh with Kobe. No doubt, he would love to be a Laker.
He and Kobe could take their time in rehabbing this year - and that would lend value to what Ainge wants - the pick.
Kobe can work on his shooting and free-throws. Whatever his explosiveness after injury, he is an elite perimeter defender and gives us that where we need it most.
Whatever his shooting woes, he is an elite playmaker in PnR - one of the best this side of CP3.
Its a much surer bet than any tank for a draft pick that would yield a player who will not be ready for contention in 2015 and beyond.
He is the kind of piece that would make the team attractive for one-two more pieces (an elite wing) and another supporting near-max player(a big).
And he is getable. Now and in the near future.
Steve Blake and the 2014 1st for Rondo!