On Friday, Jackie MacMullan said that four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo has told the Celtics that he “wants out” of Boston. While nobody can blame the 28-year-old for wanting to play for a team with a legitimate shot to make the playoffs rather than a rebuilding organization that appears to constantly be trying to trade him, Rondo trade rumors are frequent and often without merit. But when the reputable Jackie MacMullan is behind the allegations, that certainly lends them credence.
Since MacMullan’s report, two things have happened that somewhat muddle our understanding of Danny Ainge’s predicament: ESPN removed the Around the Horn segment in question from YouTube, and Rondo’s agent, Bill Duffy, has denied that his client has requested a trade. Duffy’s statement is certainly not enough to undermine MacMullan, seeing as the game of NBA free agency and trade requests are never as transparent as we would like to imagine, so let us proceed regardless of the obvious client-agent-GM posturing. Continue reading Rajon Rondo Trade Rumors: 5 Teams He Could End Up With »