three years in the league. However, head coach Doc Rivers and GM Danny
Ainge have been pretty harsh toward Rondo over the course of the
summer. The Celtics actually attempted to trade Rondo before the draft.
While there's still a chance that the two sides agree to an
extension, a source close to the process told me it's unlikely. Rondo
wants All-Star money and the Celtics aren't convinced he'll handle a
five-year guaranteed deal well. It’s a classic maturity-vs.-talent
battle that the Celtics may ultimately lose.
If the Celtics are reluctant to give Rondo a five-year guaranteed deal, then this will be his last season in green. He's sure to get a five year offer once he becomes a restricted free agent.