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Celtics insider says Rondo has no intention to ask for a trade

Posted by shawn cassidy on December 27, 2013 at 5:30 AM

The last time I checked Rondo isn't Chris Paul. I don't see Rondo crying for a trade, especially to the LA market or New York. I don't want to put thoughts out there that Rondo will always be a Celtic. Didn't we think some how, some way that Paul Pierce would retire a Celtic? Rondo may stay after his current deal is up, and after that he may find himself in the same predicament that Pierce was in. In my heart I want to believe that Rondo will retire a Celtic and perhaps he will. In the meantime, Rondo seems like a loyal guy, he hasn't shown anything less over the years.


This one from ESPN has Rondo, after he is back on the court following his recovery from surgery on his torn ACL - which has kept him out since last January -- forcing the Celtics to trade him to the New York Knicks.

Don't hold your breath waiting for it, says CSNNE.com Celtics insider A. Sherrod Blakely.

"Rondo has to be the one really to set this thing in motion and, in talking to his camp, he has no intention whatsoever to ask for or force a trade or anything like that," Blakely told SportsNetCentral.

Furthermore, Blakely said, returning to the Celtics and playing well gives Rondo the opportunity to shape a team in his image, something the All-Star point guard is said to be looking to do.

Also, what assets does New York have to deal for Rondo? Not much.

New York's 2014 first-round pick belongs to Denver as part of the deal that brought Carmelo Anthony to New York. The Celtics are looking for picks and young talent back in any kind of deal. That's something the Knicks sorely lack.

I think Rondo has shown more class then many stars of this generation. He doesn't get the credit, but Rondo doesn't do what he does for praise. Rondo's been a lot of things to the media, but a player who cries about his team and where he's playing is something that Rondo is not. Despite the media trying to run him out, Rondo remains good with his situation. He's waited for this moment, and it's his to take.

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Reply paul
11:16 AM on December 27, 2013 
It's really astounding that Rondo has been touted as the bad attitude guy, when it seems that he is the one who has bent over backwards to adapt his game to others.
Reply celtsfan
11:39 AM on December 27, 2013 
Rondo could have easiily been a bigger star,but he chose his teammates. Even when rondo became the teams best player,people couldnt except it.
Reply paul
5:24 AM on December 28, 2013 
I've rarely seen a player given so little credit.