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Nov 23, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo leaves the court after defeating the Atlanta Hawks 94-87 at Philips Arena. The Celtics won 94-87. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Boston Celtics not likely to trade Rajon Rondo until NBA Draft

Omer Asik is at the hear tot the Boston Celtics trade rumors at the moment but he’s not the only name the team has had to deal with hearing about in trade rumors. Rajon Rondo has yet to play a game this season for the Celtics but his name has been active in trade rumors all month long, and the team may have made a decision on what to do with him.

Rondo would likely bring some valuable rebuilding assets in a trade but if the Celtics do move him, it won’t be until after the season and around the time of the NBA Draft. According to Sean Deveney of The Sporting News, Boston is going to hang onto Rondo through the season and if he’s moved, it won’t be until at least June.

“There is nothing that’s going to happen with that until after the year is over,” the source said. “It would have to be an exceptional offer to get them to make a move like that. It’s not happening, not now.”

It’s likely not happening ever, as Rondo is suddenly the veteran leader of the team with Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry all in Brooklyn now. Rondo has what it takes to lead a young team and if he’s willing to stay for the rebuilding process, there’s really no need for Boston to sever the relationship prematurely.

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