Rajon Rondo has insisted that he will not walk away from the Boston Celtics, reports ESPN.
The point guard, who has suffered with injury in recent time after tearing his ACL in his right knee at the start of the year, had faced an uncertain future at the Franchise.
However Danny Ainge, the president of basketball operations, insisted that he didn't want to trade with his star.
And, Rondo has revealed that he's fully committed to the Celtics and is ready to step up to the challenge ahead.
According to Comcast SportsNet, Rondo said: "I love it here. The fans are great here. And [president of basketball operations] Danny [Ainge] has been straightforward with me. This is my team. Why would I want to leave? Why would I want out?
"I never really backed away from a challenge. This would be a challenge. I'm looking forward to working with coach [Brad] Stevens. It's a brand-new start for us as a team. A lot of new players and a lot of young guys willing to listen, so I'm very excited about that."
The star still has two years remaining on his contract and looks set to play a key role for the Franchise in the future. However, Rondo will currently be concentrating on getting back to fitness with a return date not yet set.
The Celtics take on the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday October 30 at the Air Canada Centre.
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