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What might life without Rajon Rondo look like? For kicks and giggles, let us use a Bill Simmons' trade idea. Sending Rondo to the Knicks along with Gerald Wallace's bloated contract, in exchange for Amare Stoudamire's huge expiring contract, Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway Jr., and a couple of future draft picks (the Celtics would also likely have to toss in Joel Anthony's contract to make numbers ...
The story is the story: Boston is rebuilding, Danny Ainge is an active wheeler/dealer, but at the moment no logical trading partner exists. Of course, that leads us to an interesting question about Rondo, and it's one that likely weighs heavily in calculating his current trade value, or lack thereof: Is Rajon Rondo a leader? On this Celtics team, how necessary is it?
More non-news regarding Rajon Rondo that I pass along because I kinda have to. Remember that "trade demand" that was quickly shot down by the Celtics and Rondo's agent? Just to make sure that rumor is good and dead, the Celtics president Rich Gotham got in his denial today. Celtics president says Rajon Rondo didn’t ask team for trade - Sports - The Boston Globe
Many of the Celtics are already in town and, oh, Brad Stevens loves Rajon Rondo. Let's get to the headline first. Head coach Brad Stevens talked to Howard Herman of the Berkshire Eagle and had this to say about the captain: "He's been in and around Boston most of the summer.
Who knew we'd be playing a Rajon Rondo edition of "he said, she said" this weekend. A spokeswoman for Rondo's agent says that the Boston Celtics' captain didn't demand a trade, according to the Boston Herald's Mark Murphy. Spokeswoman for Rajon Rondo's agent, Bill Duffy, said both men deny that Celtics guard has demanded a trade. — Mark Murphy (@Murf56) September 1, 2014
Talking about why Rajon Rondo won't be a Maverick.
Through a spokesperson, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo and his agent, Bill Duffy, denied that he asked the team to trade him, via Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald. A since-removed video of ESPN's Jackie MacMullan talking about Rondo off-air on "Around The Horn" had been posted to YouTube, and maybe it shouldn't have been. Regardless of what Rondo has or hasn't expressed to Celtics management ...
Celtics president Rich Gotham told reporters that point guard Rajon Rondo has not requested a trade, per the Boston Globe on Saturday. He was disputing a report from earlier in the week that Rondo “wanted out” of Boston. "You know if he has made that demand, it hasn't been directly to the Celtics," Gotham said.
If Brad Stevens gets things his way, Rajon Rondo will be around for a while....
Rumors about Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics have been swirling for what seems like forever. They're not about to slow down, either, with Boston in the midst of a rebuild and Rondo in his prime. ESPN's Jackie MacMullan just added some fuel to that fire, saying in a behind-the-scenes clip from "Around the Horn" that Rondo has no intention of staying with the Celtics.
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