Rajon Rondo has been a hot name in the trade rumor mill ever since returning to the Boston Celtics’ lineup. It seems that the Celtics are trying to tune down the rumors, as the team’s GM Danny Ainge has reportedly offered his point guard a contract extension, and Rondo doesn’t seem opposed to the idea of retiring as a Celtic.
“I like to stick to the script,” Rondo said before the Celtics played the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night at TD Garden. “I don’t like change much. I wouldn’t mind staying here the rest of my career.
“Things don’t always seem to go that way, but like I said before, it’s just a business. I wouldn’t mind extending another 10 years in Boston.”
As it turns out, Ainge actually offered Rondo an extension one month ago, but the two sides couldn’t come to an agreement. The main reason, according to the report, is the limitations set out by the new collective bargaining agreement. Some of those limitations would be lifted this summer and Rondo could sign for more money than he can now.
Nowadays, few NBA players stay with one team throughout their whole career. Even Paul Pierce, who seemed as a lock to end his career in Boston, was traded for the benefit of the franchise. Whether or not Rondo eventually inks that extension remains to be seen, but both parties are not suggesting that a change is imminent.