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While ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported that Rival GM’s insist Rondo is available, Celtics GM Danny Ainge reportedly informed Rondo’s agent Wednesday that the injured point guard will not be dealt before Thursday’s trade deadline.
According to Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY Sports:
Yet according to Rondo’s agent, Bill Duffy, Ainge said on Wednesday that Rondo will not be traded.
“He was emphatic that they would not trade Rajon Rondo,” Duffy told USA TODAY Sports. “He said, ‘We love him, and he’s our guy moving forward.’ Everybody is trade-able, and there’s always a bunch of dialogue with every player in the league who doesn’t have a no-trade clause, or LeBron James and a few other guys. In this particular case, Danny Ainge was emphatic that ‘we are not trading Rajon Rondo.’”
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Some he said/she said stuff with less than two days to go before the trade deadline. Here's Danny Ainge:
I’m not trading Rajon Rondo away for discounted dollars because he’s hurt. We collectively as an organization have decided not to do that.
And now Chris Broussard:
Sources say Boston willing to trade injured PG Rajon Rondo in right deal.
For one reason or another a lot...
Despite the injury, the Boston Celtics have made Rajon Rondo available for trade. However, a deal is unlikely. If the team were to get anything done, it would probably have to be after the season. Right now, Rondo is rehabbing from a torn ACL. According to ESPN Boston, if the Celtics received an offer for Rondo, they would not immediately turn it down. It's not beyond...
No one is untouchable on the Boston Celtics ... even Rajon Rondo. The Celtics star point guard, who is recovering from season-ending ACL surgery, is available if the price is right, ESPN's Chris Broussard reported.
This makes sense if Boston is serious about acquiring Los Angeles Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe, who has been discussed as the potential centerpiece of a deal...
Agent for Rajon Rondo, Bill Duffy, tells USAT that Boston GM Danny Ainge assured him today the Celtics PG won't be traded. Story to come.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) February 20, 2013
Another update in a crazy time before the trade deadline, this new information seems to be pretty plausible. Rondo is currently out with a season-ending injury, so his value would not be very high...
The trade deadline netted Jordan Crawford for the C's - who should add depth to the 1 and 2 voids created by the injuries to Rajon Rondo and Leandro Barbosa (now with the Wiz). But many feel the Celts came up short at the deadline in trying to plug their hole(s) at the 5 - and most certainly adding a "big" would now be Boston's primary goal.
The expected route...
But the Celtics leader was upset that the allegedly private conversations had been revealed.
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Tough tough decisions for Danny Ainge up in Boston. There were offers on the table for KG, more specifically: DeAndre Jordan and Eric Bledsoe from the Clippers.
But the thing is with Garnett, he’s got a No Trade clause in his contract. No unless he’s willing to go, he can’t be traded. And we already have KG on record saying he “bleeds green.”
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