The NBA Draft Lottery is just a few days away, but the trade rumors around Celtics point guard continue to swirl as a decision looms on the star point guard this summer for the team.
Steve Bulpett of The Boston Herald acknowledged in his column today that Rondo’s trade availability this summer could be very real.
What we’ve been hearing for a while and in more concerted tones here is that Rajon Rondo may be more available now than ever before.
Rondo is entering the final year of his contract with the Celtics and will earn $12.9 million dollars next season. The point guard has already acknowledged earlier this year that free agency intrigues him, which puts Danny Ainge in a tough position. The Celtics will risk losing him for nothing if the team lets him reach free agency next summer.
The perennial All-Star will also command a hefty raise in his upcoming contract, possibly at a salary that the Celtics’ front office believes may be too much to commit to the team’s captain.