For nearly two seasons now, Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has found his name swirling in trade rumors. Of course, despite the constant rumors, nothing has ever happened though that may be changing in the future.
With the pending addition of Evan Turner, the Boston Celtics are already said to be interested in making moves. That might not be the only deal they’re interested in however as David Aldridge of NBA.com suggests that Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge is still on the lookout for a Rajon Rondo trade.
While Aldridge suggests that Ainge can now take his time to make a Rajon Rondo trade, it seems as if the veteran NBA scribe believes a deal could eventually be coming.
Ainge couldn’t engage the Wolves in Kevin Love talk, but he managed to add numerous assets without dealing Rajon Rondo. Yet. With Smart the obvious heir apparent for Boston at the point, Ainge can now take his time and make the best deal for Rondo he can. The Celtics will likely have to move one of their surplus of guards before the season starts, but they’ll be dealing from a position of strength.
Boston has previously stated a desire to keep Rondo, that seemed to be more damage control than anything. Fact of the matter remains that by the time the Celtics are playing at a high level, Rajon Rondo will be on the downside of his career and given his pending free agent status, Boston obviously doesn’t want to lose him for nothing.
Marriages like this are always difficult to break up, especially given Rondo is the last remaining piece of the Celtics most recent glory years, but making a move is the best decision for the future of the franchise.