done," Ainge said before the Shamrock golf tournament at Nashawtuc
Country Club in Concord. "Those conversations won't take a long time, I
don't think. Rajon is in a situation where we certainly want him and
consider him a big part of our future. This time of year, it's one of
those circumstances where we would want a deal that's good for us and
gives us security and he wants a deal that's good for him. I think
we'll know after a few conversations if we are close and whether we can
get a deal done or not. I haven't had a conversation with him. I don't
think they know where I stand and I don't know where they stand, so, at
some point we'll get together and have that discussion."
I'm not sure if I've said this here, or if I was talking to myself… each is equally possible: I think a deal that ends up averaging $10 mil. a year for Rondo is acceptable. He shouldn't be making Deron Williams/Chris Paul money… but he's good enough to make big money.