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Rondo having hard time dealing with trade rumors

Chuck - Red's Army December 2, 2011 Uncategorized 5 Comments

In an interview with the Herald, Rajon Rondo's agent, Bill Duffy, says the Celtics point guard is having a hard time dealing with the recent spate of trade rumors.

Duffy also says he's been assured by Danny Ainge that Rondo is "their guy."

“I’m told that he’s their guy,” Duffy told the Herald. “There’s been repeated interest in him, as there is in other players. But they have high expectations for Rajon now and moving forward.”

Still, the talk that the Celtics are looking to deal Rondo has caused more than a few waves.

“It’s just disturbing,” said Duffy. “It’s disturbing for everybody. It’s disturbing for me. It’s disturbing for him, because it makes one think, ‘Where do I stand in this relationship?’ Particularly because he’s a darn good player, and this is a very successful franchise, and he’s one of the key players on the franchise.”

I can't blame Rondo for being perturbed with the trade rumors. It's easy to sit back and say trade rumors are part of the business, but the man is a human being.

It's no different than being told about upcoming layoffs at your office. How could you not feel anxious and upset?

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/grantbot Grantbot

    wouldn’t a better comparison (rather than being laid off) be someone hearing rumors about one company trading its employees to another??

  • http://profile.typepad.com/grantbot Grantbot

    I mean, let’s get real… no one’s talking about firing the guy… and believe me, I LOVE RONDO, and i think it does him credit that these trade rumors affect him. Shows that he has love for the organization, his teammates, and the city of Boston. I’d just hate to see this blown out of proportion to the point where it affects his game. Like Danny and Doc said… if he wasn’t good there wouldn’t be rumors. Silver linings. Just sayin’.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mannoperry Perry Manno

    Instead of pouting (as he’s dome in the past) RR should use the trade talk as a motivational tool. With PP aging this team is in dire need of a creator off the dribble. RR put the brakes on his penetration game last year due in part to his sub par FT shooting. In fact there were long gaps where he turned down wide open 16-22 footers.
    Bottom line .. he’s a great player, but there’s room for improvement. If RR thinks he’s the best there’s no better time to prove it. That way we can all feel confident about building the next generation of Celtics around him.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/sondler Jerry Sondler

    These rumors don`t seem to be going away.
    It`s reaching the point where I`d be surprised if he isn`t traded.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/sothewind Lee in Oregon

    He oughta be nervous….something tells me he’s gonna be earning his 7 mil (with a 10% trade kicker?) somewhere else this year. Just my gut feeling…