Boston Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo has reportedly demanded a trade.
However, many have questioned what kind of demand Rondo really made and how realistic a trade may be.
Although Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders does not think a Rondo trade is likely, he doesn’t think it is off the table.
Trading Rondo is not off the table, but the Celtics know that trading him now would be selling him on the low end, which makes the idea of a trade demand a little strange, especially with training camps in the NBA opening in less than three weeks.
There are lots of questions about what Rondo is really going to be and until some of those answers are little clearer for everyone, Rondo is far more likely to be in training camp than traded. Unfortunately for the Celtics, the reports of a “demand of a trade” are going to dominate their training camp and that is going to be a distraction everyone else has to carry.
Rondo played in just 30 games in his return from an ACL injury 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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