Rajon Rondo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Count on teams thinking Hack-a-Rondo

    CSN New England "In the early 2000s, we saw plenty of teams resort to a Hack-a-Shaq strategy where they intentionally fouled former Celtic Shaquille O'Neal who has been a bad free throw shooter his entire NBA career. Every now and then teams will resort to Hack-a-Dwight Howard tactic because like O'Neal, Howard..." November 22

  • Celtics Telling Teams Rajon Rondo Won't Be Traded

    Real GM Basketball "Rival executives have told Bleacher Report that Danny Ainge has been firm that the Boston Celtics will not trade Rajon Rondo ahead of the trade deadline. "They're definitely bravely saying they won't trade him at this point," said one general manager, who nevertheless added, "I definitely think..." November 20

  • Report: Celtics' Rondo seeking max, GM Ainge weighing options

    The Score "Rajon Rondo wants to stay with the Boston Celtics, the Celtics would like to keep him and yet a great deal of uncertainty remains regarding Rondo's future with the franchise. Such is life for a team with a star player on an expiring contract, due for a raise and set for unrestricted free..." November 19

  • Kendrick Perkins wants Rajon Rondo to stay in Boston

    Boston Herald "Former Celtic Kendrick Perkins was dribbling down memory lane before last night’s game when he was asked if he believes his friend Rajon Rondo will stay with the Celtics after he becomes a free agent next summer. “He should,” said Perk, a Celt for seven-plus years before being traded to..." November 13

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    Scott Souza @scott_souza

    #Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Rajon Rondo will see Dr. McKeon today, may practice tomorrow, all indications will play Wednesday.

  • Report: Lakers will pursue Rondo in free agency this summer

    NESN "Could Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant coexist in the same backcourt? The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly would love to find out. The Lakers plan on making a hard push to bring the Boston Celtics point guard to L.A. when he hits free agency after this season, SI.com’s Chris Mannix reported Wednesday...." November 06

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    Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP

    Rajon Rondo..wait for it..WILL play tonight. (Marcus Smart would've been the first rookie pro to start a Celtics opener since Paul Pierce)

  • Rajon Rondo says he's a 'nap-time' decision for season opener

    SB Nation "Rajon Rondo did not play a single minute in the preseason as he recovers from a broken hand, but the Boston Celtics star just might be in the lineup on opening night. It all depends on how his nap goes. Rondo told reporters he's a 'nap-time' decision for Wednesday's game against the Brooklyn..." October 29

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    Always a numbers guy Rajon Rondo said there's a "79 percent" chance he'll play Wednesday. Rondo said he'll get one more hand X-ray #Celtics

  • C's Rondo begins to participate in contact drills

    ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Wednesday that injured point guard Rajon Rondo has begun participating in contact drills but is still relegated to wearing a large pad on his left hand in order to do so. "He's progressing well," Stevens said. "He'll continue to do a little bit more..." October 23

  • Rondo 'progressing great' still waiting for full clearance, but Celtics consider opening night a possibility

    MassLive.com "After the latest examination of Rajon Rondo's left hand, an opening night return remains a possibility. But the Boston Celtics star no longer wants to target a certain date. “I don’t know,” he said before Monday’s practice. “I still haven’t had any contact yet. Opener’s a little bit over a week..." October 21

  • Rajon Rondo: Celtics ‘Going To Surprise A Lot Of People’ Under Brad Stevens

    NESN "Last season was a trial run of sorts for Brad Stevens. Mediocrity was expected from the 2013-14 Boston Celtics, no matter who held the position of head coach. Now, in his second year on an NBA bench, Stevens knows what to expect. And, perhaps more importantly, he has the full trust of the players..." October 21

  • Rondo takes some shots; not close to returning

    CSN New England "If you arrive at a Boston Celtics game early and you see Rajon Rondo on the floor getting up shots, don't get too excited. The four-time All-Star, still on the mend following a broken left hand injury, has yet to be cleared for full contact which is a precursor to him returning to the Celtics'..." October 11

  • Celtics' Rajon Rondo: 'Hopefully I won't miss any games this year'

    CBSSports.com "Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, who had surgery on his broken right hand last Friday, said that he won't rule out returning by opening night, via CSNNE: "Hopefully I won't miss any games this year," Rondo said in an exclusive interview with CSNNE's Mike Gorman. "Lord willing I heal..." October 01

  • Rajon Rondo Wants To Invent ‘Waterproof’ Writing Instrument To Use In Shower

    NESN "If you’re one of those people who uses the shower as prime “thinking time” and your only wish is to have a waterproof writing utensil, have no fear. Rajon Rondo feels your pain. The Boston Celtics star is going to be out for several weeks with a broken hand after taking a fall in his shower,..." September 30

  • Employees deny Rajon Rondo broke his hand at birthday party

    Fox Sports "No, folks, Rajon Rondo did not break his hand at a trampoline park. Multiple employees at Altitude Trampoline Park in Billerica, Mass., tweeted over the weekend, and a NESN.com source confirmed, that Rondo did nothing but sit and watch his kids jump at a birthday party Tuesday, dispelling..." September 30

  • Celtics’ Rajon Rondo suffers broken hand

    Kentucky Sports Connection "The Boston Celtics have confirmed the injury via press release. Rajon Rondo underwent successful surgical fixation of a left metacarpal fracture this morning at New England Baptist Hospital. The injury was a result of a fall at his home last night. The surgery was performed by Dr. Hervey..." September 27

  • Smart learning from Rondo during precamp workouts

    CSN New England "During pickup games at the Boston Celtics practice facility, Marcus Smart has found himself matched up at times against Rajon Rondo. "It's totally different than what I expected it to be," said Smart, who was among the Celtics players attending the Shamrock Foundation's fundraiser. "He's one of..." September 24

  • Celtics Owner Wyc Grousbeck on ‘Stubborn’ Rajon Rondo: 'I Don’t Know How Coachable He Really Is'

    Boston Globe "Celtics CEO, governor, and co-owner Wyc Grousbeck was a guest on WBZ-TV’s “Sports Final Overtime” Sunday evening to discuss some of his charitable endeavors and, naturally, preview the upcoming basketball season. With his team working diligently to get back to their recent days of championship..." September 23

  • Celtics GM Danny Ainge remains noncommittal on trading Rajon Rondo

    Pro Basketball Talk "Danny Ainge is keeping his options open. He has a guy in Rajon Rondo that is an All-Star point guard who, with quality players around him, can help lift a team. Problem is the Celtics don’t really have those players right now, Ainge can try to trade for some, but frankly Rondo is his best trade..." September 22

  • Celtics exec: Rondo trade request 'news to me'

    CSN New England "Training camp is less than a month away and the Celtics have every expectation that four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo will be available, healthy as ever. The Celtics have done their due diligence in disputing an earlier report by ESPN that Rondo had asked for a trade. "It was news to me,"..." September 06

  • Sources: Rondo, Celtics plan to stay the course despite rumors

    Sporting News "For Rajon Rondo, little has changed. He and those around him have long held that his intention for the final two years of his contract with Boston is to play out the deal, first showing that he is healthy after returning from ACL surgery last year, then bouncing back into All-Star form this year..." September 03

  • Will Rajon Rondo repeat history and believe in the Celtics?

    SB Nation "The last time the Boston Celtics were obviously in the middle of a rebuild, the team's superstar did something really interesting. Instead of looking for greener pastures and using free agency as a trade cudgel, he committed long-term to Boston, eventually setting up a championship run. Now we..." September 02

  • Trading Rajon Rondo ‘not a high priority’ for Celtics

    Boston Globe "Avery Bradley talks glowingly of Avery Bradley III, mentioning that his son is totally attached to his father, crying for long stretches when Dad hits the gym for one of his three daily workouts. Bradley’s mind is free entering his fifth NBA season. He just agreed to a four-year, $32 million..." August 25

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    Basketball Insiders @BBallInsiders

    Sources close to the process in both Boston and Sacramento are adamantly denying that a Rajon Rondo deal is being discussed.

  • Rajon Rondo turns off free agents considering Celtics?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rajon Rondo has the ultimate support of Kevin Garnett. Paul Pierce backs him, too. But not everyone gets along with Rondo – and the list is apparently longer than just Ray Allen, whose feud with the Celtics point guard changed the Eastern Conference for years. Replying to Jeff Clark of..." July 17

  • The Rockets aren't getting Rajon Rondo

    SB Nation "The Rockets have little to offer for Rondo outside of their own star players, so don't expect the point guard to end up in Houston. After whiffing on the big fish in free agency while also losing Chandler Parsons to the Dallas Mavericks, the Houston Rockets have reportedly set their sights on..." July 15

  • Rajon Rondo trade rumors rankle Danny Ainge again

    Boston Herald "It is the zombie rumor. As Freddy Krueger said to Jason, “Why won’t you die?” But despite the best efforts of some to puff out illicit smoke and call it fire, what was true in February at the trade deadline was true yesterday. In the wake of more reports that Houston again targeted Rajon..." July 15

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    So look for Rockets to re-enter trade game for longtime Houston target Rajon Rondo as well as try to work their way into mix for Kevin Love

  • Reports: Celtics in no rush to trade Rajon Rondo

    Celtics Blog "The summer isn't over yet, so there's still plenty of time for fireworks of some kind to get lit. You never know what moves around the league could open opportunities for Danny Ainge to exploit somehow. However, all signs indicate that the Celtics and Wolves aren't any closer to a Kevin Love..." July 08

  • Rajon Rondo says he’s OK with Celtics’ draft

    Boston Globe "During last year’s NBA Draft, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo sat on a cross-country flight bound for Los Angeles. And when the plane landed, he turned on his cellphone and saw the text messages pour in. There were hundreds of them, he recalled, and rightly so, as the Celtics had just traded..." July 08

  • Ainge: Celtics Have No Plans to Trade Rondo Despite Marcus Smart Pick

    Boston Globe "The big question on most Celtics fans' minds after the Boston Celtics selected Marcus Smart with the no. 6 pick is simple: What does the pick of the young guard mean for the future of Rajon Rondo? Might the team be looking to move on from their captain with Smart in the picture? Danny Ainge..." June 27

  • Source on Rajon Rondo trade rumors: 'I think it is the usual BS'

    Sporting News "If it is trading season, then it's time for Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo to have his name run through the trade wringer. But, according to a source close to the situation, Rondo has not been informed of any change of plans when it comes to the Celtics' future, and he remains committed..." June 26

  • Are Kings preparing an offer to Celtics for Rondo?

    CSN New England "The Sacramento Kings' interest in trading for Detroit's Josh Smith may not make a lot of sense on the surface. But the more you examine the deal, you get the feeling that acquiring Smith isn't the Kings' end-game in all this. In fact, a more likely reason for pursuing the 6-foot-9 forward..." June 26

  • Could Josh Smith trade lead to Rondo to Kings?

    ESPN Boston "The Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings have talked about a potential Josh Smith deal: Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com on Tuesday that the Pistons have engaged the Sacramento Kings in trade discussions this week that would potentially land Josh Smith in the same Sacramento..." June 25

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    No word deal is imminent (yet) but Sacramento's well-known fondness for Rajon Rondo would help explain Kings' interest in his buddy JSmoove

  • Celtics prefer to build around Rondo

    CSN New England "It's a great plan. Step 1 - Convince the Timberwolves to give up Kevin Love for a boatload of draft picks and a young player. Step 2 - Hope that Carmelo Anthony opts out of his contract with the Knicks and then lure him to Boston. Step 3 - Compete for NBA Championship with Big Three of..." June 21

  • Rondo: Celtics Need to Make Run at Melo

    Basketball Insiders "Rajon Rondo said he believes Carmelo Anthony is the “missing piece’’ for the Bulls and even threw the Celtics’ hat into the ring for the likely soon-to-be free agent. “I hate to say it, but he just might be [the missing piece],’’ Rondo said on ESPN’s Numbers Never Lie. “[The Bulls] have a great..." June 21

  • Report: Celtics will either get Kevin Love or likely trade Rajon Rondo

    Pro Basketball Talk "Their top player can become an unrestricted free agent in 2015, and he’s not pleased about missing the playoffs. No doubt, they should seriously address the situation this summer before it’s too late. The Timberwolves and Celtics are in the same boat. Kevin Love’s desire to escape Minnesota..." June 20

  • A New Big Three Coming To Boston?

    Rappler "It was just a couple of years back when the Boston Celtics were the main rivals of the Miami Heat for Eastern Conference supremacy, not the Indiana Pacers. Remember that seven-game barnburner in 2012 where the Heat beat the Celtics to make their second straight NBA finals and subsequently win..." June 04

  • Rondo: 'I didn't pitch' C's to Love

    ESPN Boston "Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo said he didn't put a hard sell on Kevin Love when the two NBA superstars crossed paths Sunday at Fenway Park, but he acknowledged that the Timberwolves forward is the sort of player who could help restore Boston to contender status. Rondo, meeting with reporters..." June 03

  • Rajon Rondo's future with Celtics

    Boston Herald "While the Celtics are here at the NBA draft combine primarily to identify people they might like to add to their team, it’s fair to assume they’ll also be examining which present players will stay and go. We’ve been told that Washington isn’t presently interested in Jeff Green at his numbers..." May 16

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Rajon Rondo (sore L hamstring), Sullinger (sore L ankle), Bayless (sore R knee) and Humphries (sore R knee) all will not play tonight.

  • Danny Ainge sees huge year ahead for Rajon Rondo

    Boston Globe "Celtics vice president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Monday he has been especially impressed with the progress of Rajon Rondo since his return from right knee surgery and is looking forward to Rondo returning next year. Rondo, who had 8 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists in a..." April 15

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    Ok folks, Rondo (shin), Bayless (knee) and Sullinger (ankle) are all out tonight vs #cavaliers. Humphries (knee) gametime decision #celtics

  • Rondo receives flop warning

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Celtics guard Rajon Rondo received a warning for violating the NBA’s anti-flopping rule during Wednesday’s game against the Hawks. The incident occurred with 3:48 remaining in the fourth quarter and the Celtics holding an 89-87 lead. " April 12

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    Jay King @ByJayKing

    Also in that injury update: Rondo still expects to miss second leg of back-to-back this weekend.

  • Rajon Rondo to fill in as analyst on Celtics broadcast

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rajon Rondo is being held out of back-to-back contests by the Celtics this season, in order to be extra-cautious with the team’s franchise player who’s coming off of serious surgery, and playing in what is nothing more than a rebuilding year for the organization. That little wrinkle allows..." March 27

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley will start tonight for the #Celtics against the #Heat. #celticstalk

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    #Celtics Brad Stevens reiterates Rondo (rest) will not play vs #Mavs, consistent w/Rondo choosing to not play in back-to-back games yet.

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