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The Boston Celtics have hit back over reports they are trying to trade Rajon Rondo, with head coach Doc Rivers guaranteeing his All-Star point guard will be on the team for the remainder of the season.
Rivers said he had a lengthy meeting Wednesday with general manager Danny Ainge and the subject of trading Rondo never came up, ESPNBoston.com reported.
A report by ESPN on Thursday indicated the Celtics were "aggressively" trying to trade Rondo after growing tired of his attitude off the court, which had seen him clash with Rivers.
But Rivers adamantly denied any rift with the 26-year-old.
"My relationship with Rajon is as strong as it has ever been," Rivers said. "Our communication has never been better. I want him here. I can say with almost 100 percent certainty he will be here with us when the season ends. I'm tired of this stuff. It's not fair."
Rondo notched his 16th career triple-double in a 102-96 win Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Ainge echoed Rivers' sentiments Thursday in an interview with Boston radio station WEEI, saying the idea of trading the team's "best player" makes "no logical sense."
Rondo, who was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team the past two years, was suspended two games for throwing the ball at an official Feb. 19 and earlier missed eight games with a sprained wrist.
Rondo's starring performance Wednesday, which saw him post 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, came a night after he went scoreless against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Rajon Rondo is reportedly on the trading block once again. In related news, the sun rose in the East this morning.
With trade rumors swirling, Rondo led the Boston Celtics to victory last night, while recording a triple double along the way (his third of the season.)
According to ESPN, the C’s front-office no longer wants Rajon largely because...
Doc Rivers shot down the Rajon Rondo trade rumors and discussed the possibility of Jermaine O’Neal having wrist surgery that he may not come back from. Gerald Green discussed his weekend at the D League All-Star game before the Nets’ loss to the Celtics.
ESPN's Chris Broussard has a bunch of "inside information" on several stars on the alleged trading block:
Boston is aggressively shopping Rondo, according to sources. The Celtics find Rondo's personality to be too high-maintenance and his clashes with coach Doc Rivers continue. With the Celtics having realized they are no longer title contenders, they don'...