HoopsHype Rajon Rondo rumors

June 5, 2014 Updates
June 3, 2014 Updates

"I’m sitting at the outside bar [at the EMC Club], and Rondo comes walking up from out in left field," Hames explained. "He’s with his family and walking really, really slow. So I said, ‘Hey, Rondo, are you here to recruit K-Love?’ He was like, ‘Huh?’ I said, ‘You’re here for K-Love, right?’ Again, he looks at me real weird, and I point across the bar, and I go, 'That’s Kevin Love. He’s sitting right there!'" Hames said Rondo dropped his bag, then went over to greet Love. Rondo joked Monday that the meeting lasted "about 39 seconds" and that he didn't put a hard sales pitch on Love. "No, the only pitch that was thrown, I think, was [Red Sox pitcher] Jon Lester -- he threw out a couple pitches," Rondo joked. "I didn’t pitch anything. I just told [Love] to enjoy his time here." ESPN.com

June 2, 2014 Updates
June 1, 2014 Updates

Minnesota Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love has had himself quite the little weekend taking in the sights and sounds of Boston. He capped it off on Sunday at Fenway Park by attending the Red Sox-Rays game. During the game, it appears he ran into Rajon Rondo, a moment one lucky fan caught and shared on Twitter. Boston Globe

May 28, 2014 Updates

Zormelo also sent Rondo an in-depth email that included a synopsis of what Rondo had done well, areas where he needed to improve and a scouting report for his next game. Rondo was asked if the Celtics were aware that he was seeking constant counsel from someone outside the organization. “Not really,” he said. “But I’m just trying to get better. There’s nothing wrong with that.” New York Times

May 23, 2014 Updates

In terms of his value, Rondo is seen around the league as one of the game’s top handful of players when he’s on. But some general managers have expressed concern about his personality and the consistency issues that Ainge has mentioned in the past. Boston Herald

While Celtics followers might be most concerned about his unpredictable performances, the immediate question around the league is numerical. One team executive put it in hard perspective, noting that Green will make $9.2?million this coming season and has a player option for the same amount in 2015-16. “The only way you’re going to be assured of him playing for the 9.2 the following year is if he underachieves this season,” the executive said. “If you trade for him and he has a good year — the year you want him to have — (agent David) Falk’s going to take him to free agency next summer.” Boston Herald

May 17, 2014 Updates

Amid reports that Rajon Rondo is more available than ever via trade, CSNNE.com Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely caught up with C's coach Brad Stevens at the NBA pre-draft combine to talk about the rumors. Stevens provided the standard answer that the Celtics have issued after rumored Rondo deal: "It's just speculation." CSNNE.com

May 16, 2014 Updates

But what we’ve been hearing for a while and in more concerted tones here is that Rajon Rondo may be more available now than ever before. Danny Ainge yesterday dismissed a report that the Knicks had turned down a deal for the All-Star point guard as “maybe the most ludicrous thing I’ve ever heard.” Boston Herald

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