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The wave of phone calls the Celtics received in early July about Rondo has passed, and according to league sources, Boston never seriously entertained dealing their flighty point guard. Rumored talks with Detroit were “overblown,” a source said, and Rondo does not want out of Boston. Rondo is coming off ACL surgery, which bumps down his value, and the Celtics were not planning on selling low regardless. The plan still is to hand the keys to Rondo and see how he works with new coach Brad Stevens. Teams will continue to call and rumors will continue to emerge, but the Celtics want to give Rondo a shot to be the marquee name on this team. That’s not to say Boston isn’t looking into deals—the Celtics would love to move Gerald Wallace or Kris Humphries, who were acquired in the Kevin Garnett-Paul Pierce trade, or Brandon Bass.
While it doesn’t make for good sports talk radio, this is a logical theory to how the Celtics are handing next season. Let’s see how Rajon Rondo rehabs and plays under new coach Brad Stevens.
All the talk of including Rondo in the “detonation” of this team never made sense to me.
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