Actually, not specifically the Rondo part (though I understand that, too), but what I've highlighted:
This can only be encouraging news, right? I certainly think so.The Pacers are more likely to make trades then spend a lot of money on free agents, according to sources. They want to avoid overspending on a free agent.
As far as free agents go, the Pacers are leery about David West because of his age – 31 – he’s coming off knee surgery and how much he’ll still be able to contribute two or three years from now.
The Pacers like Nene, but word is they don’t want to break the bank to sign him.
[Kevin] Pritchard is heavily involved in meetings with the Larry Bird and David Morway because he has experience with having salary cap space.