It’s no secret Boston has dangled four-time all-star Rajon Rondo league-wide and while the asking price is steep, he has piqued the interest of Toronto’s front office, according to multiple sources. Toronto is eager to up its “star” quotient and is also enamoured with Rondo’s resume, particularly his four all-defensive team selections (two all-NBA first team). He has many backers in the organization.
The bottom line is this -- contenders do not have the assets to acquire Rondo, and pretenders do not interest Rondo as a long-term home. The conclusion? Rondo goes nowhere at the deadline.
The summer of 2014 is a whole different story, talks will surely heat up again. Even so, it still remains more likely Danny Ainge finds a way to add a piece to play alongside Rondo than ship Boston's star out of town.