Rajon Rondo as coach; now that’s an intriguing idea

Get ready to hear the phrase “coach Rajon Rondo.”

Rondo “absolutely” wants to take over an NBA team once he’s finished playing, he told the Chicago Tribune. He said that might be six to seven years from now, but he has long been preparing to make the type of jump Jason Kidd did a few years ago.

On the surface, Rondo’s career plan drips with irony: The guy who challenges/exasperates his coaches wants to be on the other end of those exchanges. Fans would certainly chuckle if the hard-edged point guard were to come up against a player who, like him, regularly challenges authority.

THIS SEASON: Rubio, 26, is averaging 7.6 points, 7.9 assists and four rebounds per game this season and ranks 34th among point guards with a 14.40 player efficiency rating.

Muhammad is a quality small forward backup who was on a bit of a tear for his standards before laying two duds against the Mavericks and Thunder. From Dec. 25 to Jan. 11, Muhammad averaged 12.4 points compared to his season average of 7.8 points per game.

Dunn, 22, was Minnesota’s fifth overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. He’s still getting his feet wet in the NBA, playing just 16 minutes a game with averages of 3.9 points and 2.3 assists.

OUR TAKE: Right now is the perfect time to trade Rubio, who is averaging 11.3 points, 14 assists and three steals over his last four games with a plus-9.5. The T-Wolves are loaded with young talent and have some important decisions looming with the direction of their young roster.

With Rubio making the most money on the team this season, getting his — and Nikola Pekovic’s — contract off the books should be the main focus. Once they do that, Minnesota can focus on extensions NBA Cheap Jerseys China for Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins before their stellar play Nike NFL Jerseys From China get out of the Wolves’ price range.

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