The Boston Celtics were dealt a tough deck with the season ending injury to Rajon Rondo. According to ESPN NBA analyst Marc Stein, the Eastern Conference team are already believed to be looking at options as of Jan. 29, 2013, that will see their loss minimized as much as possible.
Stein believes that the most likely target for the Celtics will be for current Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry. While the potential new addition does not immediately provided the massive amount of assists that Rondo does as Lowry averages only 4.5 assists per game as compared to Rondo's 11.5 assists per game, he has the ability to do so.
Lowry's average is with only 23.5 minutes per game while Rondo's has come while playing 37.5 minutes per game. If Lowry can double his assist output by adding an additional 12 minutes of time on the court he could be well worth the addition.
However, the Celtics will have to look deep into their team's future to decide just what all General Manager Danny Ainge would have to work with in terms of trying to make a trade that would see the major players such as Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett remain in Boston.
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