Apr 9, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) attempts a shot between Atlanta Hawks forward Elton Brand (42) and forward Mike Scott (32) in the first quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Boston Celtics’ Rajon Rondo asks ‘Who will be here next year?’


It obviously has not been an easy season for Boston Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo.

The former All-Star has played in just 29 of a possible 78 games in his return from a knee injury.

For the first time in his career he is playing without future Hall-of-Famers Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce and for the first time in his career, he will miss the postseason.

Despite losing their last nine games, he can see the team improving, but wonders who will be with the Celtics next season.

“You can [see the progress] but then again, who will be here next year?” Rondo asked, via Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe. “You [the reporter] might not even be here. They might trade you this season. It depends. I think there are some things you can take from this team. We have a young team, a lot of guys that are playing well every night, but we’re not sealing the deal as a team collectively, but there are some things you can take individually from each guy and stay positive.”

Rondo did not rip management and believes the team will improve next season, but he wants to be kept in the loop during the offseason.

“I want to be aware of what’s going on, especially if I’m part of the future here,” he said. “And being the point guard, I would like to know what the team has in store or wants to do or the moves they want to make. I think I’ll be around in Boston this summer and I’ll look forward to what’s going to happen. I’m very excited.”

Rondo is averaging 11.8 points, 9.7 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.

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