Still unlikely that Rondo will be moved ahead of the deadline.
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has revealed that he is just trying to stay focused as he continues to be linked with a move ahead of the trade deadline.
The 27-year-old has previously hinted at the prospect of being an integral part of the Celtics for years to come as they continue to rebuild the roster after losing the likes of Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce over the past two years.
However, with free agency ahead in the summer of 2015, there is a suggestion that if a significant offer arrives that appeals to Boston, they may be willing to discuss a trade deal for their influential point guard.
That suggestion has in turn ensured that Rondo has been at the forefront of trade rumours for the past few weeks, and with the deadline fast approaching on Thursday, it remains to be seen whether or not a deal is struck.
Nevertheless, Rondo doesn’t appear to be concerning himself too much with the situation, as he insists that he is just trying to remain focused on playing.
“Stay focused,” Rondo said ahead of Wednesday’s clash with the Phoenix Suns according to CSNNE.com.
“I can only control so much. Right now, I’m a Celtic and I’m going to go out tonight and play as hard as I can if I’m still here.”
Rondo appears to have forged a strong relationship with rookie head coach Brad Stevens this season, and has gradually worked his way back into the team after recovering from an ACL injury.
While it would make sense for the Celtics to keep hold of their point guard and build around him, it is still widely assumed that if the right offer arrives then they will not hesitate in trading him to continue their rebuilding process without him.