The Boston Celtics have an extremely important decision to make in the next year. Their best player, point guard Rajon Rondo, is scheduled to make $12,909,091 for the 2014-2015 season, the final year of his contract. The Celtics continue to claim they’d like to keep Rondo but they drafted a very similar player, former Oklahoma State Cowboys’ point guard Marcus Smart, with the sixth-overall pick in this summer’s draft.
The Celtics seem committed to building around their young talent and trading Rondo could help acquire even more talent and assets. Of course, if they decide to keep Rondo, they could make a few more moves and get back to the postseason in the near future.
According to Chuck Myron of Hoops Rumors, the Celtics are in no hurry to trade Rondo.
I don’t think so. The Celtics are in no hurry to trade him, and Rondo would be especially unlikely to commit to a long-term future with the Kings as they stand now, according to the latest report from this weekend.
Last season, Rondo averaged 11.7 points, 9.8 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. He shot 40.3% from the field, 28.9% from beyond the arc and 62.7% from the free throw line while appearing in just 30 games as he returned from his ACL injury. Rondo was selected by the Celtics with the 21st-overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft and he’s put up 11.1 points, 8.4 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game while shooting 47.5% from the floor, 25.2% from three and 62.1% from the free throw line in his eight-year career.
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