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Cedric Maxwell: Rajon Rondo requested $100 million contract
Posted By Ben Rohrbach On June 30, 2014 @ 12:53 pm In General | No Comments
Celtics  point guard Rajon Rondo  is rumored to be seeking the equivalent of a max contract, according to radio analyst Cedric Maxwell . That combined with the selection of Oklahoma State sophomore Marcus Smart in the first round of the 2014 NBA draft could spell the end of Rondo’s tenure in Boston, Maxwell added.
“I think it basically gives you an indicator of what the Celtics  want to do,” Maxwell told Yahoo Sports Radio . “Rumor has it that Rondo has asked for a $100 million extension. You’ve got Smart, the young kid, and you’ve got Young, the other kid from Kentucky — both guards. And in the NBA system right now, the way they’re being paid, you would pay both those guys probably about $4 million for one year instead of the $100 million right now that Rondo wanted to ask for.
“So, if you’re Rondo, you might want to start calling that moving company and say, ‘Eh, come get my stuff. I don’t think I’m going to be here too long.'”
Maxwell is correct in his assumption that Smart and Young are slotted to make $4.1 million this coming season, but the Celtics  can’t technically sign Rondo to a $100 million extension this summer. They could offer him a three-year, $44.8 million extension, but Rondo cannot command his five-year, $104.7 million max deal until reaching unrestricted free agency in 2015.
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