Updated 12:51 AM EDT, Sun, Apr 18, 2021

NBA Trade Rumors 2014: Rajon Rondo Open to Spending Entire Career With Boston Celtics

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Rajon Rondo recently turned down a contract extension offered by the Boston Celtics, creating speculation that the All-Star point guard will eventually ask for a trade before he hits free agency in 2015.

But the trade talks involving Rondo are expected to cool down a bit with the 27-year-old point guard playing down the recent rumors, saying that he is not a fan of big changes.

Rondo insisted that he acknowledged the Celtics' attempt to sign him to a long-term deal, while also declaring that he is open to spending the remainder of his career in Boston.

"I like to stick to the script," Rondo told ESPN Boston. "I don't like change much. I wouldn't mind staying here the rest of my career. Things don't always seem to go that way, but like I said before, it's just a business. I wouldn't mind extending another 10 years in Boston."

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge recently confirmed that the Celtics tried to sign Rondo to an extension, but the two sides failed to reach an agreement.

In an interview with The Boston Globe, Ainge said that the attempt to secure the services of Rondo in the years to come proved that the Celtics are not shopping the former Kentucky standout, contrary to recent rumors suggesting that the Celtics will eventually move the veteran playmaker before the Feb. 20 trade deadline.

"It's just people, like I think recently, somebody, one of the national media guys, made a comment like, 'Oh, I was talking with some NBA people on the road and they all think Danny is going to trade Rondo," Ainge said of the recent trade rumors surrounding Rondo. "Well, it's not like there's a source. It's just people that have their own opinion, sitting around, having a Diet Coke, talking about what I'm going to do with Rondo. Which is fine."

Ainge did not say whether or not the Celtics view Rondo as the main building block of the Celtics, but he quickly reiterated that Rondo will play a critical role as they continue to rebuild in the next few years.

"I think everybody knows how much we love Rondo. I don't know how many times we have to say that," Ainge stressed.

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