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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Rajon Rondo may be more available in trade than ever before

Rajon RondoThe rumors that Rajon Rondo is available in a trade or that the Boston Celtics are looking to deal him have been floating around for years, yet the point guard has remained a Celtic his entire career. Might that finally change? It sounds like a possibility if you believe the Boston Herald.

The Herald’s Steve Bulpett wrote on Friday that “we’ve been hearing for a while and in more concerted tones here is that Rajon Rondo may be more available now than ever before.”

Celtics GM Danny Ainge acknowledged the team went through a rebuilding year as Rondo was coming off knee surgery and Brad Stevens worked through his first season as head coach. Ainge says it’s still a process to convince Rondo to want to remain in Boston, but he believes the love between the two parties is mutual. He also dismissed speculation that the point guard is available.

“That’s all speculation,” Ainge said via The Herald. “Those aren’t facts. People don’t know that, so it’s just people speculating on Rondo’s free agency next summer. That’s all that you’re hearing. You’re not hearing any facts from anybody. Those conversations haven’t even been discussed, so that’s just speculation.”

I know these rumors are out there, but it sure seems that Ainge likes Rondo a lot and is extremely reluctant to move him. He even mentioned that he thinks Rondo is in for a big year. Teams will come looking to acquire him, but I think Rondo is a cornerstone for the franchise and they will do what they can to keep him.

Chest bump to Pro Basketball Talk

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