Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald has the statement from Rondo’s reps late Sunday night:
A spokeswoman for Duffy’s agency said that both men have discussed the reports, and publicly deny that any such request was made.
“Neither Bill nor Rajon know where this has come from, but it didn’t come from them,” Alyson Furch said in a text tonight. “They want this on the record. Neither has spoken to anyone about this.”
The video of Jackie MacMullan’s comments on Around The Horn about Rondo “wanting out” of Boston has been removed from YouTube.
In what should be an interesting season of twists and turns surrounding the fate of Rondo as a member of the Celtics, the point guard’s statement Sunday should be an indication that he will be on the Celtics for at least the start of the 2014-15 season.
What happens from there will largely depend on how Danny Ainge wants to map out the rest of the team’s rebuild.
We’ll have more on this story as it develops in the coming days.