Boston Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo apparently wants no part of the continued rebuilding in Boston and has reportedly asked the Celtics to trade him.
A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England reports the most likely scenario is that Rondo begins the season in Boston.
Multiple league and team sources agree the most likely scenario has Rondo beginning the season in Boston. Then, depending on how the team does, both sides will mutually agree to either ride it out or part ways sooner rather than later.
While the Celtics have said publicly their desire is to keep Rondo in the fold long-term, it hasn’t stopped them from remaining open to the idea of moving him for the right deal.
And that deal is nowhere close to materializing, in large part because teams want to see Rondo play without limitations.
Returning from an ACL injury, Rondo played in just 30 games last season, but still managed to put up 11.7 points, 9.8 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 40.3% from the field, 28.9% from beyond the arc and 62.7% from the free throw line. Rondo was orginally selected by the Celtics with the 21st-overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft and saw great team success early playing with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen.. In his eight-year career, he has averaged 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.
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