The list of suitors is limited, though, with all the talent available in his spot. While the most likely course of action is that he finishes out his current contract in Boston, there are some teams who should be ringing Danny Ainge's phone and scrambling to gift-wrap assets in an effort to land the four-time All-Star.
The Celtics fell out of where they had hoped the draft lottery would put them and have just the No. 6 pick in June's draft. That isn't going to be enough to continue this rebuild, so if Ainge wants to continue acquiring future assets, Rondo will become that biggest magnet.
His name has been bandied about in trade rumors for years, with nothing to show for it. This summer may lead to the same thing. No one is ever willing to part with the steep asking price Ainge comes up with. However, another year is about to be in the books and certain teams haven't gotten where they wanted to, or where they promised fans they would be.
Out of that desperation could emerge of serious offers worthy of Rondo trade consideration.