Celtics President Danny Ainge 'I Was Not Trying To Trade Rajon Rondo'

During a radio interview on WEEI's The Big Show, Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge covered various topics, including whether or not he was thinking about dealing point guard Rajon Rondo for Chris Paul before the season.

"I sat down with Rondo when he got back into town, when the lockout ended, and I just told him the truth of what was going on. And that was it," Ainge said. "I've had conversations since, told him exactly what was happening. ... I was not trying to trade Rajon Rondo. There's a big difference between trying to acquire a player and trying to trade a player. Rondo knows what I was trying to do, and he knows I wasn't shopping him around and trying to trade him, as has been reported. There's a big difference." (via WEEI.com)

It's a good thing Ainge didn't trade Rondo. He is leading the league in assists right now (10.7 ppg) and scoring a career-best 15.3 ppg. Ainge credits Rondo's off-season workout program for his play.

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