Rajon Rondo PG BOS 2 Months

If the Celtics can't acquire Kevin Love, they could trade away Rajon Rondo and continue the rebuilding process, according to the Boston Herald.

It makes sense with the Celtics really struggling last year and unlikely to make a splash in free agency with the exception of Love. They do seem to be out of the running for Love with the Warriors picking up a lot of steam, so we could see Rondo in a different uniform next year.

Rajon Rondo PG BOS 3 Months

Coach Brad Stevens said Rajon Rondo is "anxious" to play next season.

"He only played 30 or so games this year," Stevens said. "I don't he ever felt like he was good as he could be game-to-game and that was in large part due to coming back [from the injury]." The coach added that Rondo has looked great in workouts and has worked with some of the younger players. The Celtics went 6-24 with Rondo in the lineup, so he obviously wants to get the sour taste out of his mouth.

Rajon Rondo PG BOS 3 Months

Rajon Rondo is hopeful that the Celtics can make some big changes this summer that will get them back on a winning track.

As the Celtics enter the second season of their rebuild, their de facto franchise player is hoping the front office makes some moves to take the taste of last season out of his mouth. "Hopefully this summer we're going to make some big changes," Rondo said in response to an Instagram follower. "Get the ball rolling and get back to the Finals pretty soon. I know Danny Ainge is doing his job, and I'm going to go out every summer and do my job and get better." Ainge's Plan A seems to revolve around acquiring Kevin Love in an effort to entice free-agent-to-be Rondo to stay, but Trader Danny always seems to have some tricks up his sleeve so we'll have to wait and see if he can recreate the blockbuster deals that brought the Kevin Garnett-Ray Allen-Paul Pierce era "Big 3" together back in 2007.

Rajon Rondo PG BOS 3 Months

Rajon Rondo indicated in a recent interview that his preference would be to remain in Boston.

"I don't like change really, I'm pretty comfortable," said Rondo. I have a beautiful home here. I love it. I love it here... I don't want to leave, it's just that [testing out free agency] is a part of the process... as of now I'm a Celtic." Rondo is playing for one of the more historic franchises in the NBA, and GM Danny Ainge has shown he's capable of bringing in the pieces that can win championships. However, Boston is currently in the rebuilding process, so it remains to be seen how patient Rondo can be with developing over winning.

Rajon Rondo PG BOS 3 Months

Rajon Rondo said he talked to Kevin Love for "39 seconds" on Sunday and did not make a sales pitch.

He tweeted "29,233,380 seconds" to say when he was making his return to the court earlier this year, so clearly we know his preferred unit of measurement for time. Rondo also said he wants to remain with the Celtics long term and wants to win another title. He'll be 100 percent for the 2014-15 season.

Rajon Rondo PG BOS 3 Months

According to Celtics writer Steve Bulpett, Rajon Rondo "may be more available [in trades] now than ever before."

Bulpett, who has been on the Celtics' beat for 29 years, reports that the trade rumors have been gathering steam since the regular season ended. The idea that Rondo is on the trade block was recently dismissed by both Celtics GM Danny Ainge and coach Brad Stevens as "speculation," but this won't be the last time we see 'Rondo' and 'trade' in the same sentence.

Rajon Rondo PG BOS 4 Months

Coach Brad Stevens believes Rajon Rondo will have a "monster year" in 2014-15.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that Rondo will be better as he gets further removed from his January 2013 ACL tear. This season, he only played in 30 games and was coddled to some degree, averaging just 11.7 points, 9.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds in 33.3 minutes. We'd expect Rondo back around 37 minutes next season.

Rajon Rondo PG BOS 4 Months

Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger, Kris Humphries and Jerryd Bayless will not play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

The Celtics announced he's dealing with a hamstring injury, which is not the same as his shin injury from earlier this month. He was back in the lineup on Monday night after missing some action over the weekend, but he won't play tonight. Rondo played just 30 games this season, averaging 11.7 points, 5.5 boards, 9.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.9 triples. He'll have the entire offseason to get ready for next year, which wasn't the case this year.

Rajon Rondo PG BOS 5 Months

Rajon Rondo returned to the lineup on Monday vs. the Sixers, scoring eight points with 11 boards, 14 assists and two steals in 35 minutes.

He was popped in the nose in the first quarter and had to leave the game, but he made it back without incident and looked fine. Rondo missed the last two games due to a shin injury and should be ready to go for Wednesday's finale.

Rajon Rondo PG BOS 5 Months

Rajon Rondo (shin) will start against the Sixers on Monday.

He missed the last two games due to an out-of-nowhere shin issue, but he's likely close to 100 percent tonight. Rondo gets a great matchup in his return and figures to hit the ground running. If you were planning to use Phil Pressey tonight, it might be time to reconsider.