For three plus seasons now Rajon Rondo has oddly found his name on the trade block. Why such continues to happen is unknown, though the Boston Celtics haven’t exactly been adamant about their desire to keep their All-Star point guard either.
Could they be looking into trading their franchise talent? It’s a sentiment that has come up plenty of times before and even during the weeks leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft, there were suggestions hinting the Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings were discussing a trade centered around Rajon Rondo.
Maybe it’s a case of always listening (as they should), but according to Steve Kyler, the Boston Celtics don’t want to trade Rajon Rondo if they don’t have to.
I don’t get the sense that Boston “wants” to trade Rondo, but there is the specter of him walking for nothing and that has to be accounted for.
Rondo’s still a good player and assuming he doesn’t go overboard regarding a new contract, it makes sense for the Celtics to keep him long-term. Of course, just a few months ago reports suggested that Rondo was seeking upwards of a $100 million dollar deal and that’s obviously something the Celtics wouldn’t want to do. Given that, they’re going to likely need to figure out what his plans are for the upcoming offseason and see if he plans to test free agency or wants to re-sign for a respectable dollar amount.
Once that has some clarity, the Celtics will be able to make a better decision regarding his future in Beantown.