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Celtics Exercise Option on Rondo

Posted By Jessica Camerato On October 31, 2008 @ 9:22 am In General | No Comments

In a move that has been expected all month, today the Boston Celtics exercised the fourth year option on point guard Rajon Rondo. Per team policy terms were not disclosed.

In three years Rondo has become one of the many “told you so’s” of Danny Ainge’s career. Ainge had been heavily scouting Rondo for years before landing him in a 2006 Draft Night deal [1] with the Phoenix Suns.

Ainge knew Rondo wasn't just any point guard [2]

Ainge knew Rondo wasn't just any point guard

20 players were selected before the Kentucky native [3]:

1. Andrea Bargnani
2. LaMarcus Aldrige
3. Adam Morrison
4. Tyrus Thomas
5. Shelden Williams
6. Brandon Roy
7. Randy Foye
8. Rudy Gay
9. Patrick O’Bryant
10. Saer Sene
11. J.J. Redick
12. Hilton Armstrong
13. Thabo Sefalosha
14. Ronnie Brewer
15. Cedric Simmons
16. Rodney Carney
17. Shawne Williams
18. Oleksiy Pecherov
19. Quincy Douby
20. Renaldo Balkman
21. Rajon Rondo

Looks like the Celtics hit blackjack with stealing Rondo at 21.


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[1] 2006 Draft Night deal: http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/draft-central/press062806-draft-rondo.html

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[3] 20 players were selected before the Kentucky native: http://www.basketball-reference.com/draft/NBA_2006.html

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