Feb 5, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) brings the ball up court during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Celtics defeated the Sixers 114-108. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Toronto Raptors want to acquire Rajon Rondo


The NBA trade deadline is less than 72 hours away and that only means that teams are putting put more and more feelers out on bigger and bigger stars to see just what is possible as the deadline approaches. One such team are the Toronto Raptors, who have reportedly shown an interest in trading for Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo.

According to Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun, the Raptors have added their name to the list of teams kicking the tires on Rondo after hearing a price tag put on him for the first time.

It’s no secret Boston has dangled four-time all-star Rajon Rondo league-wide and while the asking price is steep, he has piqued the interest of Toronto’s front office, according to multiple sources. Toronto is eager to up its “star” quotient and is also enamoured with Rondo’s resume, particularly his four all-defensive team selections (two all-NBA first team). He has many backers in the organization.

Boston put out a notice that Rondo could be had at the price of two unprotected first-round picks — an almost impossibly high demand. Still, putting a price tag on Rondo means that the Celtics will be getting a lot more calls with counter-offers in the next two days and the Raptors appear to be be mingling somewhere in that line.

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