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