Sep 30, 2013; Waltham, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) poses for pictures during media day at the Celtics Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Rajon Rondo says Boston Celtics trading Garnett, Pierce 'wasn't difficult at all' for him

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When Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were traded to the Brooklyn Nets this past offseason, there was almost a state of mourning for Celtics faithful.

It was certainly understandable. Not only were they losing all but the last links (sans Rondo) to their championship team, but they were losing two players who had bled green, two players who had given significant portions of their career (in Pierce’s case, his entire career) to the Boston organization.

However, one person it wasn’t overly difficult for was point guard Rajon Rondo, who told Boston.com he didn’t feel anything when he got the news of the trade:

Asked about the departures of Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett, Rondo was unemotional.

“It wasn’t difficult at all,” said Rondo. “I didn’t feel anything. I actually landed in LA the night of the draft. I had 45 text messages come through the phone. I thought I was traded.

“It’s not the first teammates that I’ve been close to who were traded away — Perk, Tony Allen. It’s part of the process. This is a fresh start for us, a new coach and a new team. I’m excited about the fresh start.”

Rondo has often been categorized as ‘different’ so, maybe he’s being honest and he didn’t feel anything, though, that’s quite the untypical response.

It is a business, which Rondo is obviously completely aware of, but to not be even a little upset?

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