The Celtics' star point guard could be a hot market commodity as the NBA's trade deadline looms.

The Celtics have spiraled further and further into the pit of lost causes after a surprisingly successful start to the season, and a loss at the buzzer to the equally tank-y Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night in Boston did nothing to help boost confidence that things are going to get much better. Enter Rajon Rondo trade talk.

Danny Ainge went on Toucher and Rich on Thursday morning in Boston to answer questions about Rondo, among other things, and with the trade deadline looming ahead, discussion naturally progressed that direction. The Celtics' general manager indicated as the team struggles, deal-seekers are testing the waters of availability in an attempt to steal the All-Star point guard.