Rajon Rondo said last night that the latest trade rumor involving him bothered him, but he was only joking.
"Yeah, it has affected me," Rondo said after the Celtics beat the Nets, 107-94, at the Garden. "If it didn't happen, I might have tried to go for my second straight triple-double - but the biggest thing is we got the win."
Rondo followed his 16th career triple-double on Wednesday with a double-double, collecting 14 points and 13 assists to go with five steals and only two turnovers before sitting out the fourth quarter in the lopsided victory.
Danny Ainge vehemently denied an ESPN report that he is trying to trade Rondo and Doc Rivers denied that he is having problems with his talented, but moody, point guard.
"People are still going to say," Rondo said, "me and Doc have problems. Even though Doc made that comment he made, or the statement he made people are still going to say what they want to say. That's just part of life."
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