Rondo wants to stay, and when a star like Rondo wants to stay. You don't let him go. Plus it's Rondo, I know he's fallen off many critics top ten lists. But Rondo is a confident player, who has a great history of being great. The wheels seem to moving on a Love deal, even though it's in the early stages, and it's very possible that his heart and ours breaks when a deal doesn't happen.
"I don't like change, really," Rondo said at the team's practice facility shortly after the team held workouts with college players leading up to this month's NBA draft. "I'm pretty comfortable. I have a beautiful home here, I love it. I don't want to leave. I'm a Celtic."
Rondo is happy here and wants to raise another banner, and I believe he's the one to help get the Celtics there. Rondo seems trustworthy of Ainge right now, and Rondo has never disrespected Ainge in a public arena. And Rondo hasn't started now.
"At the end of the day, I want to win," Rondo said. "I want to win now. And I'm sure Danny (Ainge, Boston's president of basketball operations) will have the guys in here where we'll be able to compete for a title. I don't just want to make the playoffs, get to the first or second round. When I compete or when I make it to the playoffs, I expect to win every time."