Rajon Rondo seems like the most prominent trade candidate around the league for the season ahead, so naturally the focus was on him during Celtics media day today. There probably won’t be a move in the next several weeks, in no small part because of the broken hand that Rondo had within a sling as he spoke to reporters today. We’ll share some of the noteworthy comments from the All-Star and a prominent new teammate:
- Rondo reiterated previous assertions that he would like to remain in Boston long-term, but he answered affirmatively when asked if he believes he’s worthy of the maximum salary, as Ben Rohrbach of WEEI and Baxter Holmes of The Boston Globe note (Twitter links).
- Some doctors have told Rondo that rehabilitation for his broken hand could take up to 10 weeks, but the point guard said the doctor whose opinion he trusts set the timetable at six weeks, Rohrbach tweets.
- Part of Evan Turner‘s motivation for choosing the Celtics this summer was the persistent support of the team’s fans, even amid losing seasons, as he told reporters, including A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com (Twitter link). We passed along reports earlier that detail Turner’s contract, which finally became official today.