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BOSTON (CBS) – On the night he notched his third triple double of the season, more rumors circled around Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo.
ESPN’s Chris Broussard is reporting sources told him the Celtics are ‘actively’ shopping Rondo as the March 15 trade deadline approaches.
Rondo had 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in Boston’s 102-96 win over the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday night. The win was Boston’s second, who is now 17-17 on the season and currently hold the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference.
The organization has come to terms with the fact the team is not a title contender this season and would like to do away with the headaches caused by Rondo, according to the report, which includes clashes with head coach Doc Rivers and his recent two-game suspension for throwing a ball at a referee.
The two-time All-Star could help the Celtics yield a good, young player and possibly draft picks. The Celtics and Warriors had discussed a Rondo-Stephen Curry swap, reports Broussard, but Golden State called the deal off.
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Rondo is averaging a career-high 14.2 points and now has three of the eight triple doubles in the NBA this season.
Prior to the season, the Celtics explored trading Rondo for Chris Paul, who ended up with the Los Angeles Clippers. At the time, Danny Ainge was adamant he was not actively shopping Rondo, just exploring a deal that would improve the team.
Now it appears the Celtics, and fans, will have to be wary of another Ainge blockbuster come deadline time.