NEW YORK CITY NY - AUGUST 12: Rajon Rondo of USAB is interviewed during the World Basketball Festival Community Morning at Radio City Music Hall on August 12 2010 in New York New York. (Photo by Marc Lecureuil/Getty Images for Nike)
C's source, pushing back on Rondo trade rumors: "Teams want him? That's great. He's not going anywhere."— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) March 2, 2012
Expect a lot more of this "he's on the block, he's off the block" stuff over the next two weeks. There are all kinds of smoke screens right now, as teams will inevitably attempt to bluff their way to the best outcome possible at the March 15 deadline. The above tweet could be 100% based in fact, or it could be a member of the Celtics front office trying to drive up the trade value of Rondo, making him appear both coveted and close to untouchable.
Will Rondo be traded? I personally doubt it, because it's hard to find fair value for a young three-time all-star on a decent contract. However, I absolutely do believe that the Celtics are including him in trade talks, no matter what Doc or Danny might be telling the media right now.