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Rajon Rondo said free agency is intriguing: 'I may want to go through it'

Posted by Baxter Holmes, Globe Staff  January 31, 2014 01:49 PM

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WALTHAM -- In response to an ESPN.com report that stated Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo intends to test the free agent market in the summer of 2015 when his contract is up, Rondo said that he is intrigued by that possibility, adding,"I may want to go through it."

While Rondo stressed that he has made no decision about his future and that he is just focused on this season, he did compare the process of free agency to college recruiting when asked what about it was intriguing to him.

"It’s kind of like college recruiting," Rondo said after practice here Friday. "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. "

Rondo's contract, a five-year extension worth $55 million that he signed in the fall of 2009, is up after next season. He is set to become a free agent in July 2015 if the Celtics don't sign him to a contract extension beforehand.

But Rondo remained adamant that he isn't thinking that far ahead.

"I haven’t thought about it," he said. "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."

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