I think we'll know after a few conversations if we are close and whether we can get a deal done or not. I haven't had a conversation with him. I don't think they know where I stand and I don't know where they stand, so, at some point we'll get together and have that discussion."http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/extras/celtics_blog/2009/09/ainge_to_rondo.html?camp=localsearch:on:twit:celtics
If I recall correctly Cedric Maxwell was saying after the season that he spoke to Rondo and asked if the Celtics offered him 5 yrs/ 50 million what would he say? And Rondo said something to the gist of "sign me up." So I'm thinking both sides know where each other stands. I'm guessing that Rondo's agent wasn't too happy to hear that Rajon said that to Max as well. Personally I think the C's should just offer 5/45 and get it done. They're not going to get him for less than 7 mil per year and they risk if he has another solid year having to pay him closer to max money. So if Rondo would be thrilled with 50 million, then work something out now. The price will only go up as the year goes on.
JR 9/18/2009 12:00:00 AM Tweet Edit