Thanks, but no thanks.
NBA source: Celtics contacted Warriors about Rondo-for-Curry & were turned down. Presumably, Boston wanted to flip Curry to NO for Paul.
With that deal dead in the water, Boston is now packaging Rondo and forward Jeff Green along with two future first-round draft picks in its latest offer to the Hornets. They clearly want Paul, who has already gone on record to say the feeling is far from mutual.
However, without a no-trade clause in his contract, he may not have much choice.
The report indicates that Paul will not be on the hook for more than next season, giving him the opportunity to leave if he so chooses. However, the Celtics hope Paul could possibly entice Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard to the team following next season, according to the report.
Boston is still up against the Los Angeles Clippers and the Warriors in their quest for Paul.