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Last Ditch Effort At Rondo Extension

Posted by r1zzo23 on November 1, 2009

Rondo Restricted FA

From Marc Stein:

Although the past few days have been mostly quiet on the contract front for Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, both sides are expected to connect Sunday for one last attempt to come together on a new deal before Monday’s deadline for contract extensions for members of the 2006 draft class, according to sources close to the process.

It’s very encouraging to see both sides giving each other the time of day to sit and discuss this time and time again, but like I’ve said all along, I don’t see an extension being agreed upon within the next 24 hours. If I am right and there is no extension agreed upon, this will be one hell of a season to sit back and watch Rondo earn his money.

So far this season he is averaging 12.3 assist per game and I honestly think he could challenge for the assists title this season. On top of that, he’s staying active on the glass (5.7 boards per) and hasn’t forced the issue with his own scoring yet. He has, however, shown off a much improved jumper that will allow him to get to the lane easier once he starts knocking it down with any semblance of consistency.

This will be a great season for Rajon Rondo and whether or not he signs an extension now will not hinder his chances of getting his big pay day from the Boston Celtics.

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