|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 23, 2012 at 6:30 AM|
I think many of us have January 2nd circled on our calendars. Rondo has it as well. Rondo is like many Celtic fans waiting for the defensive guru. Bradley has a ton of pressure when he returns. The world is expecting so much from the third year player. Rondo says this about the return of Bradley in a couple of weeks.
“He’s the best defensive guard in the league, hands down. Nobody else is like him,” Rondo said of Bradley Friday. “The league will see soon. Guys on other teams are already talking about him to me.”
“A couple of guys last year had things to say,” he said. “It’s kind of funny. (Bradley) would finally get out of the game, and I would come in, and they would almost seem relieved — I don’t know if that was an insult to me, or just a credit to the defensive player that he is.”
Perhaps Rondo’s good humor is stoked by one absolute belief concerning Bradley.
“We’re going to be a completely different team, just with one player coming back,” said Rondo, whose frustration and desire for a change in the Celtics’ 13-13 start couldn’t be more feverish.
I may sound like a broken record on this. But Bradley isn't the savior. He's going to help this team in many ways. But the fans, and some teammates have looked at Bradley as their saving grace. I get it, but I don't like the pressure on the Kid.