HoopsHype Rajon Rondo rumors

February 26, 2014 Updates

Chris Forsberg: Stevens met with Rondo Monday re: missed SAC trip: "I’m moving forward. Then when Danny gets back in town, they can meet and go from there." Twitter @ESPNForsberg

Marc Stein: Hearing Celts discussing 10-day deal with Roddy Beaubois. Mavs dreamed he'd become Pocket Rajon Rondo; now maybe he'll understudy Real Rondo Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

February 25, 2014 Updates

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 official permission, others pointed out he was not scheduled to play in the game anyway (on the second night of a back-to-back), and that he may have simply been making some assumptions based on precedent. Multiple sources say he remained in LA for a birthday celebration. He turned 28 on Saturday. Boston Herald

The captain didn’t want to get into the matter before last night’s 110-98 loss to the Jazz. “We already talked about it,” Rondo said. “There’s nothing to talk about.” Boston Herald

That doesn’t appear to be the case. President of basketball operations Danny Ainge said yesterday he is still looking into the situation. “I plan on talking to Rondo when he gets back into town,” he told the Herald. “I’ll find out more about what went into it, and then we’ll handle it internally. We handle all of those kind of issues internally.” Boston Herald

The possibility exists that Rondo could be fined, but if not, the team will likely gain a more well-defined set of rules from this. Boston Herald

February 22, 2014 Updates

Rondo has said he’s intrigued by the free agency process, but he also said he doesn’t like change and could see himself staying in Boston for the rest of his career. As for being mentioned in rumors, Rondo said, “It gets annoying at times. It’s been like that the last eight years, though. It’s what I do for a living. It’s not who I am. I play basketball for a living, for the time being. “I’ll be 28 [Saturday]. I have a long life to live. I have a lot of things going on outside of basketball for me right now and it’s part of what happens when you’re an NBA player.” Boston Globe

February 21, 2014 Updates

Ainge said Rondo, eligible for free agency after next season, likes playing in Boston, likes playing for coach Brad Stevens and he expects the point guard to be a Celtic for a while. "I believe he loves the city of Boston," Ainge said. "He believes in us, in turning this thing around. There's not a lot of stress right now because he knows he's not 100 percent. He's still getting healthy. I think by next year you'll see the real Rajon Rondo. I think right now, it's all good and we'll just go from there." CSNNE.com

February 20, 2014 Updates
February 19, 2014 Updates

As the NBA trade deadline of Thursday at 3 p.m. approaches, Rajon Rondo is again conducting his annual ritual of addressing how he feels being bandied about in rumors. He sat down with CSNNE Celtics sideline reporter Abby Chin in Phoenix, before the C's faced the Suns in their first game after the All-Star break on Wednesday night, and again talked of how he tunes out the rumors. "Stay focused," Rondo said. "I can only control so much. Right now, I'm a Celtic and I'm going to go out tonight and play as hard as I can if I'm still here." CSNNE.com

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