Appearing on ESPN's "Numbers Never Lie", Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, a potential free agent after this season, again said he'd like to remain with the Celtics. He talked about the need for the team to improve by adding some big-name pieces and again brought up another potential free agent, Carmelo Anthony.
Another report saying the Celtics would be looking to trade Rondo emerged Friday. This deal is contingent on the Celtics not landing the Timberwolves' Kevin Love in a pre-draft trade.
"I can’t go to sleep every night wanting to try to play with Kevin Love. Right now I’ve got to go with the guys we have now in our locker room, and coach [Brad] Stevens," Rondo told host Jemele Hill. "So that’s what I’m focused on."
"You never know what [team president] Danny [Ainge] is capable of doing. I can't tell you too much. We want to be contenders as well next year. We don't plan on being down for too long," he said. "I think Danny has a lot of wiggle room with he's been able to do the past couple of years in the draft [the Celtics have pick Nos. 6 and 17 on Thursday]. So, I'm looking forward to what's going to happen.
"After we try and get 'Melo and an additional piece, who knows? The sky's the limit. I play to try and win a championship every year. With 'Melo, I think it's very possible."
Here's video of part of Rondo's appearance on the ESPN show, via YouTube.