The Boston Celtics are aggressively trying to trade point guard Rajon Rondo, according to ESPN.
Sources close to the situation have said the Celtics don't believe Rondo is the player that can lead them to a championship, according to ESPN. Rondo’s personality has caused many clashes and off-the-court issues with coach Doc Rivers, and the front office has reportedly taken proactive steps to trade him away.
One source reports that back in December the Golden State Warriors had refused to trade point guard Stephen Curry for Rondo. Even though it is not clear whether the Warriors would be willing to give up Curry, who has been battling ankle injuries, the potential trade is still being discussed by the Celtics’ front office.
The All-Star point guard was also in the center of rumors prior to the season. It was reported in December that the Celtics were looking to trade Rondo for then New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul. Boston’s front office adamantly denied those rumors, however. Rondo has only played in 22 games this season partly due to his wrist injury and two-game suspension for throwing a ball at an official and striking him in the chest. He is averaging 14.1 points, 9.6 assists, and 1.6 steals.