Even before Rajon Rondo returned from his ACL injury last week, there were questions about his future in Boston. Whether it be trade rumors or concerns about his health, there is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to whether or not Rondo will be leading the Celtics next season.
Trade rumors are still heating up with the deadline under a month away, but the Celtics are also talking about a contract extension with Rondo. According to an interview that GM Danny Ainge had with Fred Toucher and Rich Shertenlieb of 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston, the Celtics have approached Rajon Rondo about extending his current deal with the team.
"“In the collective bargaining agreement, there are limits on what can and can’t be done,” Ainge said. “Really it’s not that Rondo doesn’t want to accept an extension, but it’s just not financially smart for him to accept it right now.”"
This is both good news and bad news for Celtics fans. While it seems as though a contract extension is mutual idea between the two sides, it also sounds like Boston may not be able to lock up Rondo as soon as they’d like.
Until Rondo signs an extension, trade rumors will swirl. But it’s sounding like progress is being made towards keeping Rondo, even if it’s happening at a snail’s pace.