Nov 3, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) talks with Detroit Pistons small forward Josh Smith (6) before the game at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Boston Celtics’ Rajon Rondo, Detroit Pistons’ Josh Smith want to team up


On Sunday, the Boston Celtics played host to the Detroit Pistons.

Although the Pistons still have a chance to make the playoffs, the biggest story line to come out of Boston Sunday night wasn’t the Celtics’ 118-111 victory, but rather about the future of Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo and Pistons’ forward Josh Smith.

The two played high school basketball together at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia.

Smith would like to play with Rondo again.

“We call each other every once in a while to check up and see how one another is doing,” Smith said via Celtics Blog. “He’s my best friend, especially in the NBA. We still talk all the time, and our families take vacations together. He’s a very good friend.”

Smith says Rondo feels the same way.

“We always tell each other how surreal a moment that would be,” Smith told Baxter Holmes of The Boston Globe.

Rondo lit up the Pistons on Sunday night, going for 11 points and 18 assists, which topped the Pistons’ team mark of 17 assists.

Smith had a huge game a well – he scored 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

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