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The wave of phone calls the Celtics received in early July about Rondo has passed, and according to league sources, Boston never seriously entertained dealing their flighty point guard. Rumored talks with Detroit were “overblown,” a source said, and Rondo does not want out of Boston. Rondo is coming off ACL surgery, which bumps down his value, and the Celtics were not planning on selling low regardless. The plan still is to hand the keys to Rondo and see how he works with new coach Brad Stevens. Teams will continue to call and rumors will continue to emerge, but the Celtics want to give Rondo a shot to be the marquee name on this team. That’s not to say Boston isn’t looking into deals—the Celtics would love to move Gerald Wallace or Kris Humphries, who were acquired in the Kevin Garnett-Paul Pierce trade, or Brandon Ba...
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From the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn:
NBA source familiar with #celtics say team desperately needs another asst coach who can bond with Rondo, someone he can relate to and trust
— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) August 18, 2013
For years we heard rumors of Rajon Rondo and Doc Rivers not getting along, but this might indicate the two had a better relationship than most people...
The Boston Celtics never seriously entertained moving Rajon Rondo, according to a source.
Detroit was reportedly interested in trading for Rondo, but talks were “overblown,” according to the source.
Rondo is coming off ACL surgery, which lowers his trade value significantly.
Rondo has two years remaining on his contract and will earn a reported $12 million next season.
Before Rajon Rondo’s season (and for all intents and purposes, the Celtics season) abruptly ended during a Friday night game in Atlanta in late January, much of the discussion around him centered on his over-hyped assist streak. Remember, the one that saw him continually dish out double-digit assists in consecutive games challenging legendary point guards Magic Johnson and John...
According to CSNNE Celtics insider, Sherrod Blakely, Rajon Rondo, who tore his ACL in late January, could miss the first month of the regular season.
As he listed his potential starting five for the upcoming season, Blakely named undrafted rookie, Phil Pressey, as the starting point guard, noting that he expects Rondo to miss the first month of the season.
With new head coach Brad Stevens firmly in command, a source close to the Boston Celtics reports the team “desperately” needs an assistant who can handle point guard Rajon Rondo. A coaching wizard frequently compared to John Wooden, Stevens signed a six-year contract worth $22 million to lead Boston on July 3. Ever since Danny Ainge rightfully gutted Boston’s roster, many fans...
The Celtics are clearly in rebuild mode after trading Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn. Many thought Rajon Rondo would be the next one to be dealt, but apparently Boston has no interest in trading the star guard, despite rumors about a possible Detroit deal.
The wave of phone calls the Celtics received in early July about Rondo has passed, and according to league sources...
With Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett departed from the Boston Celtics, the biggest question for the franchise is undoubtedly this: can Rajon Rondo be the leader of a team?
Without veterans around to keep the locker room at bay, and a new head coach in Brad Stevens that is approximately 12 years old (okay, okay…he’s 36, but still.), Rondo will be looked upon to be a leader. Gary...
The Boston Celtics will have an entirely new look when the 2013-2014 season tips off. Veterans Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry have all moved on to the Brooklyn Nets. In addition, the timetable for Rajon Rondo’s return from ACL surgery remains unclear. Rondo is expected to be the leader of the Celtics and […]
The Boston Celtics traded former first-round pick Fab Melo and cash to the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday for the nonguranteed contract of Donte Green. Greene, a 6-foot-11 forward, is set to make $1 million this season, while the 23-year-old Melo was on the Celtics’ books for a guaranteed $1,311,240. Melo was in
Is there any athlete in Boston more polarizing than Rajon Rondo?
There is a group of people who believe he needs to go basically at any cost. That while talented he has absolutely no leadership qualities, and the next era of Celtics basketball is doomed if he sticks around. He's a petulant child they say. He drove Doc out of town, his teammates don't like him, and he'...
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is not the most assertive person in the NBA.
Yet, his basketball acumen can not be overstated.
As talented as Rondo may be, he has now been assigned a leadership role that many feel that he will not be able to thrive in.
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The post Report: Boston Celtics could be adding another coach to relate to Rajon...
Once Celtics GM Danny Ainge came to the conclusion that Boston’s aging core was no longer capable of contending for a title he traded away Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett and plunged the team into a full-fledged rebuild in the process.
It was widely believed around the league that All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo was available too and could have been had for the right price. But...
Paul Pierce has talked to Rajon Rondo and has come away with the impression the Boston Celtics' guard is ready to be the face of the franchise.
“Without question [he can be the man in Boston],” Pierce said. “I’ve already talked to Rajon; Rajon’s mature. People talk about the relationship with Doc [Rivers], and they probably had their best years over the last two...
When Danny Ainge sent Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to the Brooklyn Nets as part of a blockbuster trade consummated in July, many of his fellow executives around the NBA assumed it was open season on the Celtics roster. Multiple reports had the Celtics fielding calls from around the league about Rajon Rondo, the most enticing trade chip remaining under Boston’s control...