Boston Celtics’ President Danny Ainge opened up on the subject of Rajon Rondo over the weekend and his comments provide grim reading for Celtics fans.
Rajon Rondo is one of the hottest topics in the NBA right now. The Celtics point guard has been creating a lot of headlines over the last couple of months because of the trade speculation that surrounds the star player.
A leaked ESPN report this summer revealed that Rondo wanted to leave Boston and had requested to leave. But this report was not meant to be revealed and was countered by claims from Ainge that he hadn’t received a trade request from Rondo.
Open to offers
But regardless of the facts on whether or not Rondo wants to leave the Celtics, Ainge further elaborated on all things Rondo this weekend and revealed that trading the All-Star baller is still not out of the question.
In an interview over the weekend, Ainge was frank and honest in his assessment of the current situation that the Celtics find themselves in with Rondo. We have to remember that Rondo will be a free agent next summer and worth nothing to Boston, but before then, the Celtics could act and get some compensation for letting go of one of the most promising players in the NBA.
“The truthful answer is, I really don’t know,” Ainge said of what will happen to Rondo. “The possibility of a trade is not out of the question. Nobody is untradeable.”
The original report
The original story came from a leaked video report from Jackie MacMullan in which she explained her view on the rumors regarding Rondo.
She explained at the time "he's told them he wants out. And no one believes me, but that's the truth."
The report was not meant to be published, but that didn't stop a spokeswoman speaking on behalf of Rondo coming out and saying the baller hadn't made the request. It remains to be seen whether or not Rondo stays in Boston for the long-term, but one thing’s for sure, there will be plenty of NBA teams chasing his signature sooner rather than later.