As has become tradition, the NBA season has begun with the ceremonial pulling of the ripcord on the Rajon Rondo Trade Machine. We’re getting to a Punxsutawney Phil level- Rondo pokes his head out, the national media demands information that will lead to a trade, and we get six months of professional basketball.
Where will Rondo land? What can Danny Ainge get for him once he’s back to an elite level? Why is he the last piece of the championship era still in Boston when he is the biggest chip we have? All questions being asked ad nauseam. The one question that matters was asked by Rondo himself: “Why would I want to leave?”
"It's a brand new start for us as a team," Rondo said.
"This is my team; why would I want to leave?" Rondo said. "Why would I want out? I've ever really backed away from a challenge."
In order for the Project: Reboot (that’s what I’m calling this season) to work, Ainge needed and continues to need buy in from all parties concerned. Rondo, seemingly, is all i...