The Boston Celtics have dismantled almost their entire roster aside from point guard Rajon Rondo. And contrary to reports, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge says they aren’t trying to trade Rajon Rondo.
“The calls are coming in, the calls have not been going out,” Ainge said, via ESPN Boston. “I think that the assumption is that, [given] what we are trying to accomplish, the reports are such that maybe the assumption is that we’ll give away any of our players. We have had calls. On Jeff [Green], on Courtney [Lee], on Brandon [Bass], on Rondo, on Jared [Sullinger] and our draft pick, Kelly [Olynyk]. There’s been calls for all those guys. And maybe the assumption is we are just changing everybody, but we’re not. We’re starting to get younger.”
“I always listen to calls and listen to what [their] ideas are, but we have no intentions of moving Rajon,” Ainge said.
But Danny Ainge and the Celtics have avoided free agency and aren’t looking to acquire more players.
“As a matter of fact, we have too many players. We have logjams at power forward, and center and shooting guard. We have a lot of guys, potentially, if things continue as they are. I think that our job is to try to clean that up through the summer.”
There were rumors that Dallas and Boston were talking a trade, but the Celtics demanding Dirk Nowitzki ended their talks.
“Don’t believe everything you read, especially on Twitter,” Ainge quipped.