Baxter Holmes of the Boston Globe is reporting that Rajon Rondo is OK with the Celtics draft picks.
There have been many murmurs of potential trades of Rondo because the Celtics drafted Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart with the sixth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
Can Rondo and Smart play together? Is this Danny Ainge's way of saying that Rondo is going elsewhere? Ainge hadn't spoke to Rondo about his draft picks, according to reports.
Well, it turns out that Rondo likes the draft picks and is not really worried about anything.
He shrugged his shoulders and said:
I don't think nothing of it. I am who I am.
Rondo also doesn't feel like Ainge had to speak to him about his role on the team before drafting:
I don't have too many feelings involved in this business. I've played my heart out for the game, but business is business. I can be here today, gone tomorrow. You never know. For me to get bent out of shape, or to feel threatened by the Celtics drafting a point guard, it means nothing.
He went on to talk about how he liked Smart's game and he actually reminded him of himself. He is looking forward to practicing with Smart and the Celtics 17th overall pick, James Young, who happened to go to the same college as Rondo: Kentucky.
The speculation will continue to flow as to whether Rondo will be wearing the green next year, but at least now we know that Rondo, himself, is not worried and appears to be encouraged by the talent that Boston is picking up.
If you want to see what Marcus Smart is made of, check out the Celtics third summer league game on Wednesday at 7pm against Detroit on NBATV.