Rajon Rondo has told the Celtics he "wants out," longtime Boston sportswriter Jackie MacMullan said in an ESPN video released this week. The comments were published in a supplemental video from Around The Horn, the ESPN game show on which MacMullan and other sports personalities regularly appear. Jay King of MassLive.com brought the video to the internet's attention on Sunday.
The video has been pulled from YouTube, but Deadspin preserved it.
In her comments, MacMullan said that Rondo has indicated to Boston that he will not re-sign with the Celtics when his contract expires in 2015 and that he would not re-sign with the Kings, who happen to be the most obvious trade partner given their desire for a distributing and defending point guard and young assets. MacMullan also discusses Rondo's relationship with Doc Rivers.
MacMullan spent more than two decades at the Boston Globe, previously covered the NBA for Sports Illustrated, has written two books with Larry Bird and wrote one of the deepest stories on Rondo ever, on occasion of his torn ACL in January 2013.