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Ainge says Celtics made Rondo contract offer

The labels attached to Rajon Rondo and the point guard’s standing with the Celtics are often a variation of “the future of the franchise” or “the cornerstone of the rebuilding process.”

Those tags circulated when Doc Rivers left last summer and when the Celtics traded Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce soon after, leaving Rondo as the last man standing from the 2007-08 title team.

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