Rondo open to extended stay in Boston
"I like to stick to the script," said Rondo. "I don’t like change much. I wouldn’t mind staying here the rest of my career. Things don’t always seem to go that way, but like I said before, it’s just a business. I wouldn't mind extending another 10 years in Boston."
Rondo said he believes his agent and Celtics brass talked earlier this month about an extension, but said he hasn't thought much about his next contract.
Told that Ainge admitted that Rondo could command "star money" on the open market, Rondo replied, "I’m making star money now, really. It’s a pretty good living." Rondo said he'd let his agent handle all the numbers.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Thursday that the team had talked about a contract extension with Rondo, but the restrictive nature of the collective bargaining agreement at the moment makes it more likely that talks will escalate after this season.
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