Rajon Rondo RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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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    Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

    Brad Stevens says that Avery Bradley will play tonight & that Rondo won't play on tail end of back-to-back sets for the rest of the season.

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    Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

    Danny Ainge says on 98.5 that Rondo probably won't play back-to-backs for the rest of the season.

  • Ainge: We told Rondo not to stay behind

    ESPN Boston "While maintaining it was in the past and not a big deal, Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge shed light on the disconnect between the team and Rajon Rondo late last month when the captain did not travel with the team from Los Angeles to Sacramento. Rondo, not..." March 05

  • Gerald Wallace: Celtics have real asset in Rajon Rondo

    Boston Herald "Gerald Wallace has seen Rajon Rondo from all sides. He’s watched him from an opponent’s perspective; he’s seen him as a teammate with the Celtics. Wallace has seen Rondo dive on the floor for a loose ball just as he would, and he’s seen him sweat the small stuff in a way he never would. And..." March 03

  • Celtics choosing to move past Rondo’s unexcused absence

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rajon Rondo skipped his team’s trip to Sacramento late Friday night, preferring to stay in Los Angeles to celebrate his 28th birthday with friends and family instead. Rondo hasn’t been playing on the second night of back-to-backs since returning from injury this season, and wasn’t scheduled to..." February 27

  • Danny Ainge - Rajon Rondo talk will have to wait

    Boston Herald "Though Danny Ainge plans to talk to Rajon Rondo about the guard’s decision to celebrate his 28th birthday in Los Angeles last Saturday while the team flew to Sacramento for a game against the Kings, the meeting might not take place for a week. Ainge departed on a college scouting trip before..." February 26

  • Rajon Rondo under scrutiny for off-day plans

    Boston Herald "The Celtics are not taking it as a major issue, but the team is still hoping to straighten things out with Rajon Rondo after his decision to stay in Los Angeles and not accompany the team to Sacramento for Saturday’s game. While some were displeased by the move, for which Rondo did not receive..." February 25

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    Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

    Nope. He is out tonight. RT @MileHii: @BaxterHolmes Is Rondo still not playing the 2nd game of a back to back?

  • Rajon Rondo annoyed by trade rumors

    Boston Globe "The NBA trade deadline is always filled with uncertainty for players, and that was true Thursday for Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo. “I didn’t know what was going to happen,” Rondo said before his team’s shootaround at Staples Center, long before the Celtics lost to the Lakers, 101-92, Friday..." February 22

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  • Rajon Rondo unlikely to be traded

    Boston Globe "Thursday’s trade deadline is at 3 p.m., but as of Wednesday night, all was quiet on the Celtics’ front, according to a league source. Despite a flurry of trade rumors about teams being interested in Rondo, the source said the Celtics were not close to completing any deals and that there wasn’t..." February 20

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Sources familiar w/Rockets' thinking say HOU has absolute interest in trading for Rajon Rondo. But that alone doesn't mean we'll see a deal

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Toronto would love to make a deal for Rajon Rondo, but I'm told Rondo would not re-sign a long-term contract in Toronto after next season...

  • Raptors have interest in Rajon Rondo

    Toronto Sun "Ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline, the Raptors have been involved in talks with multiple teams that would change the team’s point guard situation significantly. With the New York Knicks continuing to aggressively pursue Kyle Lowry, who has turned in a career season, Toronto has explored..." February 18

  • Kings offered McLemore, Thomas, picks for Rondo. Didn’t happen.

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Kings have their foundation up front in DeMarcus Cousins, but they need another elite player on the perimeter. Their GM Pete D’Alessandro knows it and is going after that piece. Like trying to land Rajon Rondo. Check out this interesting tidbit from Yahoo Sports’ Marc Spears in his weekly..." February 18

  • Coach: Rajon Rondo ‘time limit’s off’

    Boston Herald "Not only did Rajon Rondo produce another near triple-double last night with 15 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, his playing time was more familiar. The point guard played a season-high 37 minutes in the Celtics’ 102-91 home loss to Dallas. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Rondo won’t play..." February 10

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    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Stevens says Bradley and Rondo should play tonight but Rondo won't play in a back-to-back; out tomorrow. Faverani is not available tonight.

  • Boston Celtics guard calls knee 'fine' but is questionable against Dallas Mavericks with 'general soreness'

    MassLive.com "After sitting out Friday night’s win against the Sacramento Kings with what the team termed “general soreness,” Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo called his knee “fine” but does not yet know whether he’ll suit up Sunday night against the Dallas Mavericks. “I’m fine,” Rondo said before..." February 08

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    #Celtics Rajon Rondo (rest) and Avery Bradley (ankle) out tonight vs #kings

  • Pistons would trade for Rajon Rondo, wouldn’t give up Greg Monroe

    Detroit Free Press "There is a small table off to the side of the practice floor at the Pistons’ practice facility that is right below the window to Joe Dumars’ office. The Pistons president of basketball operations is usually seated at the table during practices — along with various front lieutenants. But you..." February 02

  • Celtics, Rajon Rondo need more time

    Boston Herald "First, there’s the anecdotal evidence, like the pass Rajon Rondo bounced off Kris Humphries’ chin Tuesday night in New York. Rondo’s return to the Celtics lineup has been filled with short circuits like this, as teammates attempt to adapt to his way of thinking, and his way of seeing. Then..." January 31

  • Rondo Intrigued By 'College Recruitment' Type Process In Free Agency

    Real GM Basketball "Rajon Rondo responded to speculation he intends to test free agency when his contract with the Boston Celtics is up in 2015, saying, "I may want to go through it." Rondo added he is intrigued by the wooing process that happens for free agents. "It’s kind of like college recruiting," Rondo..." January 31

  • What's the reason for Rondo's subpar play?

    CSN New England "Rajon Rondo clearly isn't the Rajon Rondo of old. The Celtics have lost all six games he's played in this season, and he hasn't exactly been lighting it up. Of course the fact that he's coming off of major knee surgery could have something to do with how he's looked. But could it be something..." January 31

  • Should the Boston Celtics Trade Rajon Rondo or Build Around Him?

    Bleacher Report "Rajon Rondo is the one thing the Boston Celtics have going for them after blowing their team up in the offseason and struggling through the first half of this one. However, we have to ask the question: Is Rondo's value in what he can contribute to the current Celtics? Or is it in what he..." January 30

  • Danny Ainge admits he's 'getting calls' about Rajon Rondo

    SB Nation "The Celtics' star point guard could be a hot market commodity as the NBA's trade deadline looms. The Celtics have spiraled further and further into the pit of lost causes after a surprisingly successful start to the season, and a loss at the buzzer to the equally tank-y Philadelphia 76ers on..." January 30

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