Rajon Rondo’s agent says his client isn’t listening to the wayward words of those who believe the Celtics will actually be a better team in the long run without their All-Star point guard. But the representative knows what’s being discussed by some of the team’s followers, and he dismissed such talk decisively yesterday.

“I don’t really have a reaction to that,” said Bill Duffy. “But if those people think they can win a championship without him, I think that’s shortsighted.

“I mean, this is the regular season. This guy’s a playoffs superstar. So I think you can take a lot of what happens in the regular season with a grain of salt.”

The representative then pointed to some of the strange results this season and noted how things will fall into a more expected order by springtime.

“You can look at the Miami Heat and how inconsistent they are, but you know how they’re going to be in the playoffs,” Duffy said.

“And what about (injured point guard) Derrick Rose? You could say the same thing. The Chicago Bulls are doing quite well without him, but are they going to win a championship without Derrick Rose? I think not. They’re close to the top record in the East, right? So are the Bulls better without Derrick Rose?

“I don’t think they can win a championship without him, and I don’t think the Celtics could come close to winning one without Rajon Rondo.”