Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/6/13
As Rajon Rondo continues to rehab from a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered in late January trade speculation involving the All-Star point guard will continue to have a life — possibly up to the trade deadline next year. The Celtics are rebuilding after the departures of Kevin Garnett Paul Pierce and Jason Terry. Coach Doc Rivers left to coach the Los Angeles Clippers. Rondo’s future in Boston depends on his health and relationship with rookie coach Brad Stevens. The former Butler coach hoped to build a bond with Rondo to keep his interest in the organization. However there will be many suitors for Rondo who averaged 13.7 points 11.1 assists and 1.8 steals if he wants out. The Pistons could be one of the teams interested in acquiring him even after acquiring Brandon Jennings A story out of Boston said Celtics president Dan Ainge hopes Rondo is ready by training camp. Surrounded by a young team and rookie coach the fiery Rondo clearly would be the leader of a team that isn’t expected to make the playoffs. One factor in the Pistons’ favor is Rondo is on good terms with Josh Smith the team’s free-agent acquisition. Another factor is he’d have two big men to get the ball to in Greg Monroe and Greg Drummond. Ainge likely would wait until Rondo plays see how his relationship with Stevens develops and what offers teams would present before deciding on moving Rondo.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Former NFL LB Armstrong, wife reportedly killed by 16-year-old son

Tyler Eifert says he will never play in the Pro Bowl again

Australian athletes evacuate the Olympic village after fire

Russian weightlifting team banned from Rio

Wade says Riley did not push him out of Miami

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Nationals among multiple teams inquiring on Mark Melancon

McClain does not show up for Cowboys’ training camp

Andre Johnson agrees to two-year deal with Titans

Redskins GM injures hand punching wall in frustration

Report: Aldon Smith checks into rehab

McCarthy discusses 'urgency’ to win another title with Rodgers

Storyline from 'Ballers' plays out in Cowboys preseason camp

Texas A&M creates a very sexist version of their fight song for women

Brown, Marshall are apparently serious about their car bet

Lacy, Starks could split carries to start season

Cyborg Santos post-surgery skull photos are eerie

Dr. Phil calls out the Patriots for their cheating ways

Hockey team unveils Clinton, Trump bobbleheads

Bennett compares chemistry with Pats QBs to his love life

Crowell still making amends for controversial Instagram post

Report: LeBron urged Justin Bieber not to perform at RNC

Luck refutes Matt Hasselbeck’s assertion he never showers

Newspaper editor explains use of Jordan meme for MJ article

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dr. Phil calls out the Patriots for their cheating ways

Everything that's already gone wrong at the Rio Olympics

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

We asked Team USA: What other Olympic sport would you play?

Why Gary Bettman's CTE denial is cause for concern for NHL

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker