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Rajon Rondo | Guard

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 186
College: Kentucky
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The Indiana Pacers are reportedly trying to engage the Celtics in a multi-team deal that would involve Rajon Rondo.
The Pacers have reportedly reached out to the Celtics in an effort to construct a multi-team trade that would presumably land Goran Dragic in Indiana. In the latest incarnation of this rumor, the Suns would land Rondo (who coincidentally drafted him), while the Celtics' proposed return is unclear at the moment. The one thing that is clear is that the Pacers are all-in on a point guard upgrade and George Hill may soon be left without a starting job. Jul 3 - 11:16 AM

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The Celtics, who reached out to Isaiah Thomas as soon as free agency opened, have reportedly been in talks with the Kings about acquiring Rajon Rondo recently.

The next obvious step in this guessing game would be a potential sign-and-trade deal that would swap the two point guards. This is simply speculation, but it's quite possible that each team covets the other's starting point guard.
Jul 1 - 1:37 AM

The Celtics have not abandoned hope of finding a big-name player to go with Rajon Rondo just yet.

The Celtics won't be eagerly looking to deal Rondo because of that and how they'd like to see him build his value after a disappointing 2013-14. Yes, this means they could still be going after Kevin Love. That said, their chances are even worse with the Wolves also drafting a point guard in Zach LaVine, so throwing in Marcus Smart in a proposed deal doesn't fill a need for Minnesota. If the Celtics can't get a deal done, that means Rajon Rondo's expiring contract could be traded at some point between now and the trade deadline.
Jun 28 - 9:08 AM

Mark Heisler is reporting that the Celtics might be inclined to trade Rajon Rondo to the Kings for the No. 8 pick.

If that deal were to go down, and we're not sure Danny Ainge would actually pull the trigger, the Celtics would then draft either Marcus Smart or Elfrid Payton at No. 6 to replace Rondo at point guard. Stay tuned. The Celtics have the No. 6 and No. 18 picks, and if you throw in No. 8, it at least makes the trading of Rondo a possibility.
Jun 26 - 1:59 AM

Rajon Rondo hinted in a recent interview that the Celtics might be making a play for Carmelo Anthony.

"You never know what Danny [Ainge] is capable of doing," Rondo said. "Hopefully [Anthony] won't go to Chicago. I think after we try to get 'Melo and an additional piece, who knows? The sky's the limit. I plan to try to win a championship every year. With ‘Melo, I think it's very possible." The Celtics are far from a favorite to land Anthony, and Ainge would need to work a little magic with his roster in terms of clearing up enough cap space to do so, but anything is possible.
Source: ESPN
Jun 22 - 12:34 PM

If the Celtics can't acquire Kevin Love, they could trade away Rajon Rondo and continue the rebuilding process, according to the Boston Herald.

It makes sense with the Celtics really struggling last year and unlikely to make a splash in free agency with the exception of Love. They do seem to be out of the running for Love with the Warriors picking up a lot of steam, so we could see Rondo in a different uniform next year.
Jun 20 - 10:16 AM

Coach Brad Stevens said Rajon Rondo is "anxious" to play next season.

"He only played 30 or so games this year," Stevens said. "I don’t he ever felt like he was good as he could be game-to-game and that was in large part due to coming back [from the injury]." The coach added that Rondo has looked great in workouts and has worked with some of the younger players. The Celtics went 6-24 with Rondo in the lineup, so he obviously wants to get the sour taste out of his mouth.
Source: Boston.com
Jun 11 - 3:21 PM

Rajon Rondo is hopeful that the Celtics can make some big changes this summer that will get them back on a winning track.

As the Celtics enter the second season of their rebuild, their de facto franchise player is hoping the front office makes some moves to take the taste of last season out of his mouth. "Hopefully this summer we're going to make some big changes," Rondo said in response to an Instagram follower. "Get the ball rolling and get back to the Finals pretty soon. I know Danny Ainge is doing his job, and I'm going to go out every summer and do my job and get better." Ainge's Plan A seems to revolve around acquiring Kevin Love in an effort to entice free-agent-to-be Rondo to stay, but Trader Danny always seems to have some tricks up his sleeve so we'll have to wait and see if he can recreate the blockbuster deals that brought the Kevin Garnett-Ray Allen-Paul Pierce era "Big 3" together back in 2007.
Source: MassLive
Jun 5 - 11:56 AM

Rajon Rondo indicated in a recent interview that his preference would be to remain in Boston.

"I don't like change really, I'm pretty comfortable," said Rondo. "I have a beautiful home here. I love it. I love it here... I don’t want to leave, it's just that [testing out free agency] is a part of the process... as of now I'm a Celtic." Rondo is playing for one of the more historic franchises in the NBA, and GM Danny Ainge has shown he's capable of bringing in the pieces that can win championships. However, Boston is currently in the rebuilding process, so it remains to be seen how patient Rondo can be with developing over winning.
Source: NBA.com
Jun 2 - 7:04 PM

Rajon Rondo said he talked to Kevin Love for "39 seconds" on Sunday and did not make a sales pitch.

He tweeted "29,233,380 seconds" to say when he was making his return to the court earlier this year, so clearly we know his preferred unit of measurement for time. Rondo also said he wants to remain with the Celtics long term and wants to win another title. He'll be 100 percent for the 2014-15 season.
Jun 2 - 1:40 PM

According to Celtics writer Steve Bulpett, Rajon Rondo "may be more available [in trades] now than ever before."

Bulpett, who has been on the Celtics' beat for 29 years, reports that the trade rumors have been gathering steam since the regular season ended. The idea that Rondo is on the trade block was recently dismissed by both Celtics GM Danny Ainge and coach Brad Stevens as "speculation," but this won't be the last time we see 'Rondo' and 'trade' in the same sentence.
May 17 - 9:44 AM

Coach Brad Stevens believes Rajon Rondo will have a "monster year" in 2014-15.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that Rondo will be better as he gets further removed from his January 2013 ACL tear. This season, he only played in 30 games and was coddled to some degree, averaging just 11.7 points, 9.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds in 33.3 minutes. We'd expect Rondo back around 37 minutes next season.
Apr 18 - 12:14 PM

Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger, Kris Humphries and Jerryd Bayless will not play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

The Celtics announced he's dealing with a hamstring injury, which is not the same as his shin injury from earlier this month. He was back in the lineup on Monday night after missing some action over the weekend, but he won't play tonight. Rondo played just 30 games this season, averaging 11.7 points, 5.5 boards, 9.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.9 triples. He'll have the entire offseason to get ready for next year, which wasn't the case this year.
Apr 16 - 5:38 PM

Rajon Rondo returned to the lineup on Monday vs. the Sixers, scoring eight points with 11 boards, 14 assists and two steals in 35 minutes.

He was popped in the nose in the first quarter and had to leave the game, but he made it back without incident and looked fine. Rondo missed the last two games due to a shin injury and should be ready to go for Wednesday's finale. Although, he did say after the game he's not sure if he'll play against the Wizards.
Apr 14 - 10:15 PM

Rajon Rondo (shin) will start against the Sixers on Monday.

He missed the last two games due to an out-of-nowhere shin issue, but he's likely close to 100 percent tonight. Rondo gets a great matchup in his return and figures to hit the ground running. If you were planning to use Phil Pressey tonight, it might be time to reconsider.
Apr 14 - 6:13 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Marcus Smart
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jeff Green
2James Young
3Chris Johnson
4Gerald Wallace
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
C1Kelly Olynyk
2Vitor Faverani
3Joel Anthony
4Tyler Zeller