After not very much negotiating, talks between the Celtics and Rajon Rondo's agent have apparently broken off.
A meeting between Bill Duffy, the agent for Rajon Rondo, and Celtics
GM Danny Ainge apparently netting nothing but major difference in how
each side perceives Rondo's worth. Duffy, according to Yahoo! Sports,
wanted Rondo amongst the top 5 highest paid point guards while the
Celtics didn't feel that strongly….
"We’re not going to do an extension right now,” Duffy told Yahoo!.
“The conversation has been cordial. We’ve been talking the last couple
of weeks. There is a difference between the perception of him in their
eyes and our eyes. With that being said, the focus is on Rajon to have
a fantastic season and concentrate on winning a championship.”
The top NBA point guards make between $12 and $13 million. I love Rondo… love him… but he's not quite there yet.
Now… we don't know what the Celtics are offereing. They're either lowballing Rajon and his agent is pissed… or this is a bunch of theatrics from the Rondo camp. I'm betting a little of both.