What’s that you say? The Celtics are not trading a 23 year old top 10 point guard away? Well that certainly is good news and Sam Amico of ProBasketballnews.com is reporting that revelation putting to bed a variety of ridiculous rumors regarding the trade of the 3rd year Celtics star. (h/t: Celticsblog) Here are some highlights of the story to quell your fears but let me say for the record that I think there is no way Ainge pulls a trigger on any kind of trade involving Rondo or Ray during this offseason. There will be plenty of tinkering but none with the foundation of this squad.
A source within the Boston Celtics organization insisted that contrary to reports, the team is not looking to trade point guard Rajon Rondo.
“Can he be frustrating at times? Absolutelyeady to give up on him,” the source said.
“Whoever put the Rondo rumors out there obviously works for someone other than the Celtics.”
The source added that the Celtics “are not looking to gut the team” following a 60-win season, which ended in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Orlando Magic.
The source said that the Celtics may have had some “very minor” conversations about Allen, “but he’s not likely going anywhere, either.”
He concluded, “My guess is some other team talked to (the Celtics), mentioned Ray in passing, and then the other team took it to people throughout the league who accepted it as gospel. That’s how these things get started, and now Danny is going to have to get out there and refute all this stuff that he really had nothing to do with.
“Does the team need some tweaking? Most definitely. But there is no panic around here, and trading Rajon and Ray would be a panic move. That’s why it’s so absurd.”