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Boston has been good to Rajon Rondo and if he truly doesn’t want to have to get acclimated to a new city and team at this point in his career, his desire to stay with the Celtics for the remainder of his playing days could be real.
However, this would be somewhat surprising given the team’s current rebuild. Also, it’s not completely up to Rondo. Just because he wants to remain in Boston doesn’t mean that Danny Ainge will hold onto him rather than getting back assets for him. Also, Boston may not have interest in giving Rondo “star money,” as Ainge called Rondo’s expected salary, since they’ll likely still be rebuilding when he’s able to enter free agency and get a payday.
This could just be Rondo giving the politically correct answer to reporters. What else is he supposed to say?
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It’s crazy to think that Greg Oden considered retirement at such a young age, but it makes sense given how many injuries he had early in his career. He had multiple surgeries during that time, including three microfracture procedures, so his future as an NBA player was definitely up in the air.
This just makes his comeback an even better story. This season, Oden has appeared in four games for the Miami HEAT and, at times, looked good.
He’s playing well off of Miami’s bench, and the team’s hope is that he can be available to play a significant role come playoff time.
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Wojnarowski goes on to make the argument that Anthony should stay with the New York Knicks. However, it’s interesting to hear that someone close to Anthony believes that the Chicago Bulls are more in play than the Los Angeles Lakers, and that this confidant went from thinking there was no way that Anthony would leave New York to believing it’s possible.
It makes sense that the Bulls would be interested in Anthony, as they’ve wanted to put a second star alongside Derrick Rose for awhile. Considering the team just traded Luol Deng and has strongly considered using the amnesty clause on Carlos Boozer this summer, they’ll have plenty of money to make a run at Anthony.
But Wojnarowski brings up a fair point: “The franchise’s mandate isn’t winning championships, but sidestepping luxury and repeater taxes to turn the fattest possible profits for the owner,” Woj writes of the Bulls.
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