Rajon Rondo Wants To Stay With Celtics

July 1 2013 at 4:58pm CST By Zach Links

In the aftermath of the Celtics' blockbuster trade with the Nets, many have wondered if point guard Rajon Rondo would want to stick around for a rebuilding phase in Boston.  However, a source tells Sean Deveney of the Sporting News that Rondo hasn't demanded a trade or even issued a trade inquiry.  It may be surprising to some, but Rondo actually welcomes the challenge of leading the C's significantly depleted roster. 

It appears that the feeling is mutual as General Manager Danny Ainge sounds serious about keeping Rondo in the fold.  “I don’t think Danny has made a single call about Rondo. He has gotten calls. But it would be wrong to say he has considered shopping him," one GM told Deveney.

Publicly, Ainge has insisted that he isn't looking to tank for a top pick in the loaded 2014 draft.  Keeping Rondo at the one-guard despite repeated inquiries on him would be proof that he is serious about staying as competitive as possible.

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