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?