Rajon Rondo has voiced on several occasions that he believes the Celtics have big things in store for this offseason.
That trend continued today, as Rondo guest-hosted ESPN’s “Numbers Don’t Lie” program with Jemele Hill.
Rondo spoke on a wide-range of topics during the half-hour show, including Carmelo Anthony’s options in free agency this summer. After acknowledging the Chicago Bulls would be a strong fit for the All-Star forward, Rondo made his case Boston could be another option as well.
“You never know what Danny [Ainge] is capable of doing,” Rondo said. “I can’t tell you too much. We want to be contenders as well next year. We don’t plan on being down for too long. I think Danny has a lot of wiggle room with what he’s done the last couple years with the draft so I’m looking forward to what’s going to happen so hopefully [Carmelo] doesn’t go to Chicago.”
Rondo continued: “After we try to get Melo, or that additional piece, then who knows? The sky’s the limit. I play to try to win a championship every year. And with Melo I think it’s very possible.”
This is the second time this summer that Rondo has brought up Boston as a possible destination for Anthony as he potentially enters free agency.
“We could talk about Kevin [Love] all day or we can insert Carmelo [Anthony’s] name in there all day,” Rondo said back on June 2nd. “Nothing’s happened. We have a couple days left before the draft, things might shake up around that time. You never know. It’s still a long summer until the beginning of training camp.”
Anthony has until Monday to decide whether to opt out of the final year of his deal with the New York Knicks.
Rondo also commented on his interaction with Kevin Love at Fenway Park a couple weeks back and admitted the Celtics would need more help even if the team was able to land the big man.
“No. [Love’s] not all we need,” Rondo admitted. “We need a couple pieces, but having a guy like Kevin Love wouldn’t hurt as well.”
You can listen to a podcast of Rondo’s appearance by clicking here.