Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said that point guard Rajon Rondo still could be traded, but said that he wanted to keep Rondo in Boston.
Rondo has been the subject of trade rumors for the better part of the past year and earlier this month Rondo and his agent denied asking the team for a trade.
"I have no intention [of trading Rondo]. I'm not trying to trade Rondo, but because he's a free agent this summer, he assured me that he wants to stay in Boston,” Ainge said, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. “We'd love to keep him in Boston. The possibility of a trade is not out of the question. Nobody is untradeable, but I don't see that happening."
Rondo will make $13 million in the final year of his contract. He averaged 11.7 points, 9.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds in 30 games last season after returning from a torn ACL in his right knee.
- Scooby Axson