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Celtics Trade Rumors 2011: Rajon Rondo Drawing Interest From Pacers?

Rajon Rondo's is at the center of several trade rumors, most notably for Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets, but is also reportedly drawing interest from the Indiana Pacers. Rondo averaged 10.6 points and 11.2 assists last season.

Rajon Rondo's name has been thrown into the fire of the NBA rumor mill, and it now appears that another team has entered the mix. Rondo's name was tied to Chris Paul trade rumors on Tuesday evening, and now it looks like the Indiana Pacers are also interested in landing the star point guard's services.

As Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge aggressively pursues possible deals for Rajon Rondo(notes), the Indiana Pacers have emerged as an intriguing suitor for the point guard, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. For the past few days, Pacers officials - and third-party surrogates - have been making calls and gathering information and insight into Rondo's reputation as a teammate and leader, sources said. (via Yahoo! Sports)

It's unclear what the Pacers would offer for Rondo, and Adrian Wojnarowski writes that the Pacers are looking for another team to sweeten the pot and give the Celtics the talent they'd want in return for Rondo. Currently, it appears that Celtics GM Danny Ainge is intent on trading for Paul from the New Orleans Hornets, but would also need a third team.

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