HoopsHype Rajon Rondo rumors

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

May 8, 2014 Updates

Following his first season as a member of ANTA's Team Priceless, Rajon Rondo sees his RR1 signature shoe scaled down for an all-new low-top release. Now available in three colorways, the RR1 Low is equipped with a fused upper, Auto-Arch midsole and ANTA's A-Jelly cushioning. Nine holes on the lateral forefoot represent Rondo's jersey number, while his favorite game Connect Four is depicted on the tongue. Lastly, heel detailing is inspired by the famous Boston duck boat. Sole Collector

May 3, 2014 Updates

Parsons is the Rocket every rival team tries to steal. Boston would insist on Parsons if Rondo-to-Houston talks ever got serious. Teams are likewise said to be telling the Rockets all the time, when Morey is shopping either Asik or Lin, that it will also cost you Parsons if you're expecting us to take on one of those infamous balloon payments scheduled to lift both Asik and Lin to the brink of $15 million in annual salary next season ... albeit with a salary-cap number of just $8.4 million. ESPN.com

April 18, 2014 Updates

You’re heading into the final year of your contract with the Celtics. What’s the ideal situation for you? What could the Celtics do to entice you to stay? Rajon Rondo: I don’t know. I don’t really want to talk about being a free agent right now or [about] my contract year, because I’m going to get 1,000 questions next year. I’ll just save it for next year. Boston Globe

Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck recently said there could be “fireworks” this offseason with regards to potential moves. How do you view that comment? Rajon Rondo: I’ve been through a lot of fireworks. I know this organization definitely wants to win. They’ve done it before. I’ve been in the same situation before where we lost 50-plus games and the following year, everything had changed. I don’t underestimate Wyc or Danny [Ainge] and what they have planned. Boston Globe

This is something I’ve been curious about all season — you do all kinds of charity work but always in private and never for publicity. Why? Rajon Rondo: You don’t do charity work for publicity. Well, I know I don’t. Everybody’s different. I feel like if you do stuff like that for charity, it should be from the heart. You don’t have to get exposure for it. The people that you’re doing it for are very grateful. It’s not to get media attention. It’s not to get the NBA behind me. I do it for myself. I do it for the people that need it and I do it because I want to do it. There’s no need for a big media blast. People do that stuff all the time all across the world that you don’t hear about. People volunteer over in foreign countries and do way more stuff than I’m doing. So for me to do what I do, I’m very blessed to be in my situation. I don’t feel like I need any exposure or a pat on the back when I’m doing it. I do it because I want to do it. Boston Globe

April 17, 2014 Updates
April 15, 2014 Updates

Rondo, who suited up against the 76ers Monday night after missing two games because of a bruised left shin, entered having averaged 12.8 points, 11 assists, and 5.5 rebounds in his past 19 games after missing nearly a year with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament. Rondo has said he is looking forward to a full summer workout regimen. “I think Rondo’s going to have a great year next year,” Ainge said. “I think he’s going to have the best year of his career. Boston Globe

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