Celtics GM Danny Ainge unsure of what will come of his All-Star point guard.
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is in the trade rumor cycle until otherwise, and Celtics GM Danny Ainge is subject to questions on Rondo’s future until it comes about. Bill Doyle of the Telegram Gazette caught up with Ainge at a church in Worcester and brought up Rondo’s status for questioning,
The truthful answer is I really don’t know. I have no intention. I’m not trying to trade Rondo, but because he’s a free agent this summer, he assured me that he wants to stay in Boston. We’d love to keep him in Boston.
Sometimes that isn’t enough. Rondo, 28, has played 68 games in the last two seasons after his knee surgery in February 2013. He is set to make $12.9 million in the final year of his contract with the Celtics. He can become a free agent next summer. Ainge also added,
The possibility of a trade is not out of the question. Nobody is untradeable, but I don’t see that happening.
Trade rumors have circulated around Rondo for some time, even before this year. At this point, where it’s certain he will at least start the season in a Celtics uniform, potential deals will likely re-surface around Rondo closer to the trade deadline in February.
I love Rondo. He’s a fun kid to be around. I’ve seen a lot of growth in him as a person and maturity through the years.