Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo said that he hasn't given much thought to whether he'll explore unrestricted free agency when his current contract expires after the 2014-15 season, but noted that, on the surface, there are aspects that intrigue him.
"It’s kind of like, I would say, maybe college recruiting," Rondo said after Friday's practice when asked what might intrigue him about free agency. "I’m pretty sure a lot more goes into it in the NBA. A lot more money is spent. I’ve heard stories, guys getting called right at midnight. It’s something that I haven’t experienced. I may want to go through it. I haven’t thought about it at all."
ESPN.com's Chris Broussard reported Thursday that, "Rondo is looking forward to becoming an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career in the summer of 2015. It's not that he's dead set on leaving Boston, but he wants to keep his options open in terms of both winning and money. [Celtics president of basketball operations Danny] Ainge has to decide whether he wants to gamble on the possibility of re-signing Rondo or trade him around the 2014 draft or before next season's trade deadline."
Rondo said he had no response to the report, but did confirm that he was intrigued by the possibility of free agency. Pressed on if it's something he's thought about, Rondo said, "I haven’t thought about it. I’ve just thought about getting my leg as strong as possible, continue to shake off the rust this year and come back even better next."