Cornbread: "Rondo has asked for a $100 million extension"

Jared Wickerham

On Yahoo! Sports radio, Cedric Maxwell hinted that Rajon Rondo will be looking for a max deal next summer.

Here's the transcription from Ben Rohrbach at WEEI:

"I think it basically gives you an indicator of what the Celtics want to do," Maxwell told Yahoo Sports Radio. "Rumor has it that Rondo has asked for a $100 million extension. You've got Smart, the young kid, and you've got Young, the other kid from Kentucky - both guards. And in the NBA system right now, the way they're being paid, you would pay both those guys probably about $4 million for one year instead of the $100 million right now that Rondo wanted to ask for.

"So, if you're Rondo, you might want to start calling that moving company and say, ‘Eh, come get my stuff. I don't think I'm going to be here too long.'"

As Ben points out, the Celtics "could offer him a three-year, $44.8 million extension, but Rondo cannot command his five-year, $104.7 million max deal until reaching unrestricted free agency in 2015."  Regardless of the numbers, Maxwell is the color commentator of the Celtics' radio broadcast and although he's prone to hyperbole from time to time, if he's hearing rumblings that Rondo is interested in a max deal, there's probably some truth to that.  There hasn't been any indication that Rondo is unhappy with the team for drafting Marcus Smart who presumably plays RR's position.

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