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Rondo wants to be a Celtic, wants clarity from franchise

Dec 2, 2011, 2:38 PM EDT

Milwaukee Bucks v Boston Celtics

Rajon Rondo wants to be a Celtic. And he wants some clarity.

That’s what his agent, Bill Duffy, told A. Sherrod Blakely of

Duffy had a conversation with Celtics GM Danny Ainge Friday, and you can bet trade rumors that had Rondo being shopped for Chris Paul — something that is not going to happen — came up in the conversation.

“Rajon is here, he wants to be here and from what I can gather, they want him here,” said Duffy, who was in town to see his son play basketball at a nearby prep school. “It’s kind of just getting re-engaged before the season starts. I think everything will work out….

“The biggest thing players want is clarity,” Duffy said. “Like, ‘if you’re going to trade me, tell me.’ Players don’t like to feel they’re being manipulated or behind-the-scenes not really knowing what’s going on. That comes down to respect, more than anything else.”

The second part of this is key. Rondo watched his best friend on the team, Kendrick Perkins, get shipped out suddenly last season in a deal nobody loved. Now he hears the rumors, the questions about what kind of teammate he is, and he has to wonder if he’s next.

But for right now, everything is good.

  1. redbullenergydrink - Dec 2, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Rondo, if you haven’t learned yet… Don’t ever believe what your owner tells you. You can and will be traded if the right deal comes along.

  2. boston25rocketman - Dec 2, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Sorry RR, but the chances of getting clarity from a snake like Danny are pretty low.

  3. bozosforall - Dec 2, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Yeah, you just think you want to stay there. Until the fair-weather fan base turns on you, that is. Then you won’t be able to get out of there fast enough.

    • phaden27 - Dec 3, 2011 at 11:53 AM

      There’s a high chair in Milwaukee or Minnesota waiting for you when you’re done crying.

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