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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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Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that Rajon Rondo is a big part of the team's plans.
Despite rumors that Rondo has requested a trade, Stevens maintained that the 28-year-old is still a big part of the Celtics' 2014-15 plans. "I love him. I really think he's a big part of what we're doing," Stevens said. "Hopefully, he can have a great year right from the get-go." Rondo averaged 12.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 12.0 assists, and 1.5 steals while shooting 51.2% during the month of April and should provide his fantasy owners will top-10 point guard numbers in 2014-15. Sep 16 - 12:08 PM
Source: Mass Live

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Celtics president Rich Gotham said he's heard nothing about Rajon Rondo requesting a trade.

"If he's made that demand it hasn't been directed to the Celtics," Gotham said. "Rajon's been working out all summer. He's been here. This is his home." Rondo's situation isn't the same as Kevin Love's from earlier this summer, but it's likely he'll be dealt at some point during the season. Regardless, his shooting woes from last season make him a tough target in the early rounds of drafts.
Sep 5 - 1:38 PM

League executives think Rajon Rondo will start the 2014-15 season with the Boston Celtics due to a lack of leverage in his trade request.

With rumors swirling that Rajon Rondo wants out of Boston, rival league executives don't think he has the same leverage that Kevin Love had with the Timberwolves. "Minnesota had to trade Kevin Love because they had [nobody] remotely close to [his talent level] now, or going forward, on the roster," a league source said. "When Boston drafted Marcus Smart, that took away a lot of leverage Rondo might have had in demanding a trade. Rondo provides massive assist potential regardless of his uniform and a mid-season trade would create a win-win opportunity for fantasy owners as Marcus Smart would immediately become fantasy relevant.
Source: CSN NE
Sep 2 - 10:52 AM

Rajon Rondo reportedly would like to begin the 2014-15 season with the Celtics and then see where things go from there.

Rondo wants to be on a winning team, but he's willing to see if the current roster the Celtics have can outperform their expectations. However, if the Celtics start heading down the same path they went down last season, Rondo will want out. The unfortunate thing for Rondo, is the established contenders (LAC, CLE, OKC, SA) are already set at the point guard position, so if Rondo were to be traded, he'd likely find himself in a similar situation that he's in with Boston now. And with Rondo destined to become an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, teams may be reluctant to offer up assets for a guy unwilling to be part of a rebuilding process.
Source: CSN NE
Sep 1 - 12:01 PM

Rajon Rondo's agent denied on Sunday that Rondo has demanded a trade from the Celtics.

Reliable reporter Jackie MacMullan stated during an off-air moment on ESPN that Rondo has "told [the Celtics] he wants out," but the conversation was broadcast as a behind-the-scenes segment. It's not exactly a report, therefore, and seems to only confirm the obvious -- Rondo wants to play for a championship, not serve as a mentor during the franchise's rebuild. Danny Ainge and the Celtics don't want to trade him for less than market value, but Rondo's contract is expiring so they risk losing him for nothing next summer. This won't be the last time Rondo trade rumors surface this season.
Sep 1 - 1:21 AM

Rajon Rondo has told Boston management that "he wants out," according to Jackie MacMullan.

This contradicts most of the things we've heard regarding Rondo, but McMullan is a very reliable source, so this report has merit. It's unclear exactly where Rondo could go, as a lot of teams around the league are set at the point guard position, so we'll have to wait and see for this situation to develop. Rondo is in a contract year, and should offer elite value in the assist category regardless of what jersey he's wearing.
Aug 31 - 9:50 AM

Both the Kings and Celtics are denying rumors that the teams are close to a deal that would send Rajon Rondo to Sacramento.

The denials stem from a report that said there is an "80 percent chance" that Rondo will be traded to Sacramento for Ben McLemore and Derrick Williams. While sources close to the process have now denied that report, the Celtics and Kings were reportedly in similar discussions around draft night. We'll have to wait and see how this plays out, but this would be tough news for fantasy owners who have gotten themselves excited about the Darren Collison era in Sacramento.
Aug 19 - 9:25 AM

Tyler Spence, the host of a sports talk radio show, said on Twitter that a source has confirmed that there is an "80 percent chance" Rajon Rondo is traded to the Kings in a deal that would send Ben McLemore and Derrick Williams to the Celtics.

This is obviously not a done deal and we'd like to see it confirmed by a source we're more familiar with. Like most trade rumors, this one should be taken with a grain of salt. Having said that, Rondo's name has constantly been in trade rumors for a year now and it does appear that the Kings have a decent shot at getting a deal done. This would be devastating news for Darren Collison, who has already been named the opening-night starter for the Kings, but again, we're just considering it a rumor at this point.
Aug 18 - 2:42 AM

Contrary to earlier reports, the Celtics have not had any communication with the Rockets regarding a trade for Rajon Rondo, according to multiple sources.

Considering that the Rockets don't have anything that would interest the Celtics, this rumor didn't have many legs to begin with. The two teams had reportedly discussed a deal before last season's trade deadline that centered around Rondo and Chandler Parsons, but Danny Ainge poured water on that rumor by saying, "We love Rondo, and we had no intention of doing that deal. But someone can call and feel good about themselves and make some bogus offer and then have a rumor out there that they’re trying to get him." With Chandler Parsons headed to Dallas, Ainge would likely hang up on the Rockets if they called to offer a package built around Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas.
Jul 15 - 12:10 PM

Rajon Rondo spoke about the potential of becoming an unrestricted free agent after the 2014-15 season.

Rondo is still under contract with the Celtics for the 2014-15 season, but spoke like a man who is ready to explore free agency when asked about the possibility. "It just depends," Rondo said. "I don’t know if I’m going to do 10 teams. I may do a lot. I don’t know. It’s kind of like college all over again, with recruiting, only times 50 because they have a ton of money to throw at the guys and they don’t have any restrictions on what they can do. No [NCAA] rules." There are numerous trade scenarios (or an extension with the Celtics) that could play out before Rondo reaches free agency, but it's sounding like he'll be near the top of the free agency list next summer.
Jul 10 - 12:16 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Marcus Smart
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jeff Green
2Evan Turner
3Gerald Wallace
4James Young
5Chris Johnson
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
C1Kelly Olynyk
2Tyler Zeller
3Vitor Faverani
4Joel Anthony