A source within the Boston Celtics organization insisted that contrary to reports, the team is not looking to trade point guard Rajon Rondo.
"Can he be frustrating at times? Absolutely. But no one is ready to give up on him," the source said.
"Whoever put the Rondo rumors out there obviously works for someone other than the Celtics."
The source said that the Celtics may have had some "very minor" conversations about Allen, "but he's not likely going anywhere, either."
He concluded, "My guess is some other team talked to (the Celtics), mentioned Ray in passing, and then the other team took it to people throughout the league who accepted it as gospel. That's how these things get started, and now Danny is going to have to get out there and refute all this stuff that he really had nothing to do with.
"Does the team need some tweaking? Most definitely. But there is no panic around here, and trading Rajon and Ray would be a panic move. That's why it's so absurd."
Can I get an "amen?"
The fact that this rumor stuck around for 3 news cycles is a testament to the lack of real rumors and the insatiable need that fans (like me) have for such silly things.