Contract extension discussions on-going with Celtics.
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has conceded that he is intrigued by the idea of exploring free agency and is looking forward to becoming a free agent.
Rondo admitted that he hasn’t given it much thought to this point, as his contract isn’t set to expire until after the 2014-15 season.
However, the 27-year-old has acknowledged that the process is one that intrigues him with ESPN reporter Chris Broussard suggesting that Rondo is keeping his options open.
“It’s kind of like, I would say, maybe college recruiting,” Rondo said, according to ESPN. “I’m pretty sure a lot more goes into it in the NBA. A lot more money is spent.
“I’ve heard stories, guys getting called right at midnight. It’s something that I haven’t experienced. I may want to go through it. I haven’t thought about it at all.”
Rondo has discussed the possibility of a contract extension with the Celtics, although due to the nature of his current deal, neither party expects to make significant progress until the end of this season.
The point guard is the last remaining star of the 2008 Championship winning team, after Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were traded to the Brooklyn Nets last summer.
Much will likely depend on Boston’s ability to build a strong roster around Rondo that will allow him to compete and challenge for another championship, and although they are currently rebuilding, their cap space and draft picks appear to put them in a strong position moving forward.
Rondo signed a five-year, $55m million extension of his rookie pact in October 2009, and has previously hinted that he could see himself with the Celtics “for another 10 years”.