Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo will reject interest from the New York Knicks to stay at TD Bank Garden.
The Knicks are said to be interested in signing Rondo when he becomes a free agent in 2015.
Reports had suggested the Knicks were hoping NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony would be convinced into staying at Madison Square Garden if Rondo joined the New York-based franchise.
However Rondo, who played against the New York Knicks on Tuesday night, has refuted claims he will leave the Boston Celtics at the end of his current contract.
Rondo, speaking to SlamOnline, said on his plans to stay at the Boston Celtics: “I like to stick to the script. I don’t like change much.
"I wouldn’t mind staying [in Boston] the rest of my career.
“Things don’t happen or always seem to go that way. But like I said before, it’s a business, but I wouldn’t mind staying another 10 years if possible.”
Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge believes Rondo will extend his stay at the Eastern Conference franchise by signing a deal to stay in Massachusetts.
“It doesn’t make sense for him [to sign an extension] now.
“I didn’t expect him to sign an extension but I would have loved for him to have. Optimistic? Sure.
"He’s our best player and I think it’s going to take him a little bit of time here coming back from his ACL. It’s part of the process."
The Boston Celtics are yet to seal a win - with Rondo in the team - since he returned from his long-term injury layoff.
Rondo has played a part in six defeats since making his return to the first team.