The Boston Celtics just can’t seem to get away from Rajon Rondo trade rumors.
The talented point guard has been the subject of talks for years now, but with the offseason upon us and the 2014 NBA Draft approaching, talk regarding a Rondo move has resurfaced.
Boston, for what it’s worth, has stated that the talks are nothing more than speculation but long time beat reporter Steve Bulpett seems to sense there could be more to them, suggesting that the former Kentucky star is more available than ever.
But what we’ve been hearing for a while and in more concerted tones here is that Rajon Rondo may be more available now than ever before. Danny Ainge yesterday dismissed a report that the Knicks had turned down a deal for the All-Star point guard as “maybe the most ludicrous thing I’ve ever heard.”
It’s a tough situation regarding Rondo given he’s an All-Star level talent but the Celtics are still a handful of years away from competing at a high level. Moving Rondo would only expedite the process, but the team also may waste Rondo’s prime years during their rebuild.
It doesn’t sound as if any type of deal will be imminent going into the NBA Draft, though this doesn’t seem to be a story that will be dying in the near future.