Rajon Rondo has been saying all the right things this offseason. He says that he’s committed to the Boston Celtics long-term. That certainly speaks volumes, because Boston looks to be in for a long rebuilding process. Nearly all the pieces from the ‘Big-Three’ Celtics teams are now gone. Rondo is really all that remains, but the question on everybody’s mind – how long will he remain in Boston?
I know that he says he’s on board with new coach Brad Stevens and management’s direction, but I just don’t see it. It’s easy to say your committed when your not living the situation. Is a competitor like Rondo really going to want to standby and watch the Celtics be a bad team this year and maybe the next couple of seasons?
On top of that, there’s of course the fact that he’s still recovering from ACL surgery this past spring. He says he won’t come back until he’s 100 percent. Who knows when that will be or how bad the Celtics’ record will be by that point?
If I had to make a prediction right now, I’d day that Rondo gets traded before the deadline. I think Boston is going to take this thing all the way into the ground and try to get a prime spot in next year’s loaded draft. They can bring Rondo back for an audition and once teams see that he’s healthy, someone will come calling. I could be way off the mark, but Rondo’s future in Boston looks very bleak in my mind.