Rudy Gay has been leaning on friends within the NBA to help him get through recent trade speculation, and Rajon Rondo is one player he has relied on.

Still, Rondo has said in their conversations that he'd like to see Gay on the Boston Celtics.

“It’s hard to talk to [Rondo] because he is always saying, ‘We need you over here. We need you over here,’” Gay said. “So it’s not easy talking to him. But he’s being a friend, just telling me about keeping everything together and he makes you feel like you are still valuable.”