Phrase: Woj Bomb
Definition: A Woj Bomb is when Adrian Wojnarowski, senior NBA insider, tweets out a trade or free agency signing that was previously unknown to the public.
It makes sense for the Los Angeles Clippers to make this trade, as Rondo is 34 years old and well past the better years of his career. Beverly is 32 years old, which means that Bledsoe is younger than both of them and has more years left in him. The Clippers need a solid point guard who can distribute the ball and play with stars like Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, something Bledsoe has shown he can do with the likes of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Zion Williamson, and Brandon Ingram.
As for the Memphis Grizzlies, this move is head scratching. They already have a future franchise player in Ja Morant, who has shown he is capable of being an All-Star player. He is young, and hasn’t scratched the surface of his potential yet… so why bring in two older point guards? Bringing in one, like Rondo would make sense, as they could mentor Morant… but two? That doesn’t make any sense, especially since the Grizzlies are trying to build a young core. However, Wojnarowski did mention that because of how deep the Grizzlies roster is, other incoming trades should be expected.
We’ll have to wait and see what the Grizzlies do with the salary cap flexibility (Bledsoe is making almost $16 million a year) and players, but for just this trade, I think the Clippers won the deal. But what do you think? Let me know in the comments below, don’t forget to follow the NBA Blog, and as always, have an awesome day!