BOSTON (CBS) – Rajon Rondo may be out for the rest of the 2012-13 season, but that hasn’t stopped any trade rumors involving the Celtics point guard.

So maybe this will.

Rondo’s agent, Bill Duffy, told USA Today on Wednesday that Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has assured Rondo he won’t be traded.

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ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported late Tuesday that Rondo was available, and even after the USA Today report says a Rondo trade is still possible:

CBS Sports’ Ken Berger is reporting Rondo will only be dealt for “the right deal,” which would require a haul similar to what the New York Knicks sent to the Denver Nuggets for Carmelo Anthony in 2011.

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A deal like that — which involved four players heading to Denver along with a trio of draft picks and money — would be a complicated one, and likely wouldn’t happen for a player that can’t contribute to their team this season.


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