You would have to go back 9 years to find the last time Josh Smith and Rajon Rondo played on the same team. Back then, they were roommates and starred for high school basketball powerhouse Oak Hill Academy.Rondo would end up going to Kentucky and Smith would jump straight to the NBA and the two haven’t played together since.
Fast forward to the present where they routinely hear their names in trade discussions, the question becomes, could the two end up on the same team again?
Well according to Smith the possibility has been talked about on numerous occasions.
“The conversation comes up,” said Smith, who had 28 points and 11 rebounds against the Celtics. “We always tell each other how surreal a moment that would be to reconnect again in that realm. But with the different free agencies that we both have, it could be far-fetched. But it could be possible, too.”
“I thought it could have been a possibility,” Smith said. “But I’m in Detroit. I’m happy I’m here. He’s still here (in Boston), still creating his mark as a Celtic.”
It’s always great to dream about nice thing,s but I just don’t see this one happening. Smith just signed a 4 year $54 million contract this past summer and Rondo is going to be looking for a max contract when his deal is up.