While ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported that rival GM’s insist Rondo is available, Celtics GM Danny Ainge informed Rondo’s agent Wednesday that the injured point guard will not be dealt before Thursday’s trade deadline.
According to Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY Sports:
Yet according to Rondo’s agent, Bill Duffy, Ainge said on Wednesday that Rondo will not be traded.
“He was emphatic that they would not trade Rajon Rondo,” Duffy told USA TODAY Sports. “He said, ‘We love him, and he’s our guy moving forward.’ Everybody is trade-able, and there’s always a bunch of dialogue with every player in the league who doesn’t have a no-trade clause, or LeBron James and a few other guys. In this particular case, Danny Ainge was emphatic that ‘we are not trading Rajon Rondo.’”