Mannix: C's inclined to wait to see if Rondo's value boosts

Mannix: C's inclined to wait to see if Rondo's value boosts
July 7, 2014, 7:30 am
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Rajon Rondo was at the center of some trade talk over the past week.

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated joined Sports Sunday to discuss the future of the Celtics point guard. 

"There are a number of teams that are excited about potentially making an offer for Rajon Rondo," said Mannix. "No matter what Boston says, the likelihood of playing Marcus Smart and Rajon Rondo together just seems slim."

When could the Celtics decide to make a deal?

"I think the Celtics are inclined to wait until at least the season starts, mid-way point of the season, trade deadline to start seriously fielding offers," explained Mannix. "Because then Rondo's value will be at it's highest. If it does get back to that level, where he is a top five, six, seven type of point guard, you can expect to try to get a legitimate starter at another position returned plus some draft considerations."