Celtics president Danny Ainge is denying that Rondo will be traded before the Feb. 19 deadline, rival executives told Bleacher Report.
“They’re definitely bravely saying they won’t trade him at this point,” one general manager said, according to NBA writer Howard Beck. “I definitely think it’s the right thing to trade him. I think Danny knows it.”
Many believe Ainge has no choice but to trade Rondo. Otherwise, the Celtics risk losing their star point guard and getting nothing in return next summer when he hits free agency.
Rondo is averaging 10.6 points, 11.6 assists and 8.4 rebounds per game so far this season.
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