NBA Trade Rumors: Boston Celtics not actively shopping Rajon Rondo

Jan 19, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens talks with point guard Rajon Rondo (9) against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center. Orlando Magic won 93-91. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Celtics have been in the middle of trade talks all season long it seems, and with the deadline approaching in a month, those talks will only intensify. Rajon Rondo’s status in Boston has been up in the air for some time now, not only health-wise but also in terms of if he’ll be traded or not.

CBS Sports’ Ken Berger reports that league sources believe Celtics GM Danny Ainge isn’t shopping Rondo to other GMs, but he’s also not rejecting inquiries.

League sources say Ainge is not actively shopping Rondo, but like any good GM, he isn’t ignoring the phone calls, either. He’s only come close to trading Rondo once before, in a deal that would’ve landed him Chris Paul. To all other inquiries about his prized point guard, Ainge keeps saying the same thing: “No.”

The chances that Rondo is traded really varies from person to person. Some believe that Rondo will be gone by the deadline, others believe that a trade will happen around the draft. The latter seems most likely as the Celtics appear to want to test out Rondo’s leadership skills with a young team, meaning he’d stay the rest of the season.

Either way, Rondo’s name continues to be mentioned in trade rumors and that won’t change anytime soon.

Topics: Boston Celtics, Rajon Rondo

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