Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and guard Rajon Rondo will be talking contract sometime during the preseason. And on Monday, Rondo referred questions about his deal, which expires after this season, to agent Bill Duffy.
“Ask my agent,” Rondo said. “I don’t really think about that (contract), I just try to focus on camp. If it’s going to happen it’s going to happen. If not, I’ll play it out. I want to be wherever I’m wanted the next 10 years; if Danny wants me, I’ll be here the next 10 years. I have sat down with Danny, but we didn’t speak about contract, we talked about expectations for the season. I try to focus on — trying to get a ring, got to get one this year. I don’t think it will be on my mind, I won’t alow it to affect me when I play. But, of course, everyone wants security and it would be great if I could sign now.
Rondo said he weighs about 186 pounds, about 11 pounds more than last season:
“We didn’t win it last year and we felt we should have won it, regardless if people got hurt, we should have got the job done, which we didn’t,” Rondo said. “And, we’re even better this year, I believe. We’ve got to get our chemistry together and we’ve got to believe in each other throughout adversity and continue to stick together.
“Regardless of how many games we win in the regular season, I think we can win the championship, that’s the bottom line. I’m not going to say we can win 67 games this year, or anything like that. But we should definitely get the job done and win it, that’s my opinion.”