Rajon Rondo is recovering from a torn ACL amid the Boston Celtics' makeover of their roster. Rondo last took the floor with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, who were traded to the Brooklyn Nets on draft night.
Rondo has been mentioned in trade rumors as Danny Ainge starts from scratch. But Rondo disagreed with the notion that he could be the next player traded.
“I love it here," Rondo said. "The fans are great here. And Danny [Ainge] has been straightforward with me. This is my team. Why would I want to leave? Why would I want out? I never really backed away from a challenge. This would be a challenge. I’m looking forward to working with coach [Brad] Stevens. It’s a brand new start for us as a team. A lot of new players and a lot of young guys willing to listen, so I’m very excited.”