Seemingly every season, Boston Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo is at the center of trade rumors.
Although Rondo is somewhat bothered by the rumors, he’s used to them.
“It gets annoying at times,” Rondo told Baxter Holmes of the Boston Globe. “It’s been like that the last eight years, though. It’s what I do for a living. It’s not who I am. I play basketball for a living, for the time being.
“I’ll be 28 [Saturday]. I have a long life to live. I have a lot of things going on outside of basketball for me right now and it’s part of what happens when you’re an NBA player.”
This year, the rumors ramped up more than ever because the Celtics are just 19-37 and seem to be more interested in ping-pong ball than winning games.
The Celtics, however, decided against trading Rondo.
This season, Rondo is averaging 10.2 points, 7.7 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 28.5 minutes per game. He’s played in 12 games and is shooting 38.3% from the field, 35.3% from beyond the arc and 61.5% from the free throw line.