C’s Set To Lock Up Point Guard For The Future
Although the lines have been dotted or crossed just yet, it seems that the Boston Celtics and point guard Rajon Rondo have reached, in principle, on an agreement that will keep the 23-year-old in Boston for many years to come.
The deal is believed to be worth $55 million over five years. Boston and Rondo were faced with the possibility of not striking a deal as the NBA’s deadline for contract extension was set for Monday night.
Rondo’s current deal nets him $2.3 million a season, as his current contract is in the final year of his rookie contract. It was unclear whether or not the C’s and Rondo would strike a pact before the deadline as Danny Ainge and the Celtics brass were unsure of the mental makeup that Rondo possessed and brought to the locker room. But apparently Ainge and company liked what they saw in training camp and the first four games of the season to put their doubts aside and lock up their young power forward.