Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 7/25/13
Among the many questions the Celtics have to answer as they enter their rebuild is whether or not Rajon Rondo will be the guy they build around. As of now Rondo is making a very affordable $12 million per season on a contract that runs for two more seasons before expiring during the summer of 2015. Even the biggest haters of #9 would be hard pressed to admit that he is not worth a mere ~60% of a maximum deal for what he brings to the team. However, that price tag is sure to go up in his next deal. Rondo has had several elite seasons since signing his last contract, and will be 29 years old in 2015, looking for what all players look for at that age — their big payday. Complicating things for the Celtics is the ongoing development of point guards getting maximum contracts. Deron Williams, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul are all maximum contract guys, and all players that Rondo (at his best) is comparable to. However, considering Rondo's ACL injury and lack of scorin...
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