Leading up to last month’s NBA trade deadline, Boston Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo’s name continued to come up in rumors.
One reported trade would have sent Rondo to Sacramento for a package including Isaiah Thomas.
However, according to Sean Deveney of The Sporting News, none of these rumors really had any legs and were “baseless.”
“They don’t want to trade Rajon Rondo,” Deveney told CLNS Radio. “You trade Rajon Rondo, you need to get another star player back because if you want to sign somebody in 2015, who’s going to come [to Boston] and sign?”
“A lot of the rumors that have come up regarding Rajon Rondo have just been baseless. They’ve come from other teams or other agents or things like that. As far as I know, and talking to people who know Rondo pretty well, he wants to finish the job in Boston…He looks at this as a real challenge. He kind of came in as that fourth guy behind the Big Three, well he wants to be the big guy now. He wants to be part of whatever the next Big Three in Boston is and because of that I do think he sticks around.”
Rondo has had his struggles in his return from knee surgery and will not be playing in back-to-backs, but is still nearly putting up Rondo-esque numbers, averaging 11.8 points, 8.6 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.