In a classic tale of he-said, she-said, Danny Ainge told the Boston Herald he is not shopping Rajon Rondo and has not mentioned Rondo’s name in trade discussions since the summer.
“I anticipate him being here for a long time,” the Celtics president said when asked about Rondo’s immediate future.
“These rumors have never stopped, but I haven’t made a call mentioning Rondo’s name since last summer,” said Ainge. “That was during all of the Chris Paul stuff.
“Now, this time of year you’re going to get a lot of calls from other teams,” he said. “But that’s just normal. I don’t anticipate anything happening.”
Addressing Rondo’s relationship with Doc Rivers, Ainge said the two have patched things up and become closer.
“Rondo and Doc get along fine,” said Ainge. “That doesn’t mean there aren’t bumps in the road. But I think Rondo and Doc are actually better now than they have ever been. But there are other issues that concern us a lot more than that. There’s nothing new to this.”
I imagine we’ll hear something entirely different in a couple hours. Oh, trade season. How I struggle with your ups and downs.