The general consensus was that Doc Rivers was open to leaving Boston because he didn't want to go through a rebuilding phase.

But reports circulated on Saturday that indicate there may be another factor; Rivers' intense dislike of Rajon Rondo.

Rivers reportedly tried to fight Rondo when the point guard swore at him during a team meeting.

CSNNE Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely weighed in on the development.

"There are many factors contributing in Doc Rivers' decision to be open to leaving Boston and certainly his strained relationship with Rajon Rondo is one of them. It's no secret these two have had their clashes over the years.