Jan 11, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) shoots the ball against the Houston Rockets during the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Rajon Rondo Trade Rumors: Rockets, Celtics not talking trade


The Boston Celtics are looking at their roster this offseason and trying to find ways to take it to the next level after an alright and not-so-terrible rookie season by head coach Brad Stevens.

One player who could be on the move — or at least as been rumored to be on the move since he came out of the womb it seems — is point guard Rajon Rondo. Boston drafting Marcus Smart put the pressure on Rondo and many thought that a trade was going to happen that netted the Celtics a new star veteran.

According to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, the Celtics have interest in taking on a major star but won’t be giving up Rajon Rondo to make it happen and aren’t in trade talks with the Houston Rockets, despite reports.

In the wake of more reports that Houston again targeted Rajon Rondo, multiple sources confirmed that there has been no such communication between the Rockets and Celtics.

The first clue that there may be no substance here might be that Houston had nothing it possibly would be willing to give up for Rondo that would appeal to the Celts.

This comes as hardly a surprise as we’ve been hearing Rondo’s name mentioned in trade rumors for the better part of the last two years and nothing has happened with him yet. There’s a chance that could all change, but the bottom line is that the Celtics want to keep Rondo for as long as they can and it would take something major for them to be okay in letting Rondo go.

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