Danny Ainge Doesn’t Want Rajon Rondo To Leave The Celtics

Source: Kurt Helin, NBC Sports

RondoDanny Ainge tried to squash all the Rondo trade rumors that were out there, speaking to the Boston Globe.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Monday that he has not received any inquiries from other teams interested in acquiring Rajon Rondo….

“Rondo is coming off an injury and I think people know how much we love Rondo, so I don’t expect anybody to inquire, quite honestly,” Ainge said. “People know that Rondo is a big part of our future and that we’re not going to trade him…

“What’s real is, he’s going nowhere,” Ainge said. “That’s what’s real.”

First, it appears that Ainge wants to see if Rondo can step up and lead this team, if he really can be that cornerstone, a No. 1 kind of player.

Second, Ainge always says this but you can bet if teams call with a serious offer he’ll listen.

But any deal for Rondo, if it comes, is going to send a lot of quality back to Boston.

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