Blakely: Rondo has 'no intention' to ask for trade

Blakely: Rondo has 'no intention' to ask for trade
December 26, 2013, 7:30 pm
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Don't look for any kind of Rajon Rondo-to-the-Knicks deal, says A. Sherrod Blakely.

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Another week, another trade rumor involving Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo.

This one from ESPN has Rondo, after he is back on the court following his recovery from surgery on his torn ACL - which has kept him out since last January -- forcing the Celtics to trade him to the New York Knicks.

Don't hold your breath waiting for it, says Celtics insider A. Sherrod Blakely.

"Rondo has to be the one really to set this thing in motion and, in talking to his camp, he has no intention whatsoever to ask for or force a trade or anything like that," Blakely told SportsNetCentral.

Furthermore, Blakely said, returning to the Celtics and playing well gives Rondo the opportunity to shape a team in his image, something the All-Star point guard is said to be looking to do.

Also, what assets does New York have to deal for Rondo? Not much.

New York's 2014 first-round pick belongs to Denver as part of the deal that brought Carmelo Anthony to New York. The Celtics are looking for picks and young talent back in any kind of deal. That's something the Knicks sorely lack.