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Celtics Morning Joe: Ainge sounds like a big Rondo fan

Posted by shawn cassidy on February 1, 2013 at 5:30 AM



This has to be the most compliments I've seen come out of Danny speaking about Rondo.


"I think Rondo was having a very good basketball year. I think he's maturing on and off the court. I think his role as a leader is improving. I think that he is a fantastic player. He single-handedly carried us many nights and I don't see how people don't see that... And so, when people say we're going to be better without Rondo or the team's going to do better without him, I mean, it's silly.

He's a great, great player, and he's proven that time and time again. The guy's been MVP of probably four or five series over the last five years, not just individual games here and there, triple-doubles on national TV. He's been the best player in a series against LeBron James; he's been the best player in a series against Derrick Rose; he's been the best player in a series in three games in a Finals series. The guy has done too many good things."


The fools on the hill. That's who we are right now. I love the Celtics regardless if Rondo's on the team. But,  I am a big Rondo fan. Rajon has become an artist on the court. I appreciate good art when I see it, and Rondo is the art that attracts. For the media that loves to pick on him. They just don't love the game of basketball. They don't get the art. What's the issue with these guys? The legends of the game love Rondo, and Celtic legends. Danny Ainge loves Rondo as it seems. But the media in Boston stirs the pot. They can't let go right now. They keep asking the question. Are the Celtics better without Rondo?


Were in denial as a fan base if we think that. Rondo in no form was perfect. But like Ainge said he carried this team, and out played the best players in the game. He almost crushed LBJ's dreams last season. I have hope the Celtics play better without Rondo. But  in the long term I just don't see it sticking. The Celtics do things better without Rondo, but overall the Celtics are not.

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9 Comments

Reply Morena
8:02 AM on February 1, 2013 
I love to hear this from Ainge.
I'm really, really glad to hear this.
Reply paul
8:37 AM on February 1, 2013 
The Celtics clearly are better without Rondo, but I think that if they were playing the way they are now AND we had Rondo?

!!

That would be a championship team, wouldn't it? I guess the Haters would argue that it's not possible, that Rondo is too selfish. Well, I can't see into the guy's soul, but that sounds ridiculous to me.
Reply Morena
9:57 AM on February 1, 2013 
paul says...
The Celtics clearly are better without Rondo, but I think that if they were playing the way they are now AND we had Rondo?

!!

That would be a championship team, wouldn't it? I guess the Haters would argue that it's not possible, that Rondo is too selfish. Well, I can't see into the guy's soul, but that sounds ridiculous to me.

You're not the only one thinking this way!! I'm totally with you, Paul!!
Reply paul
11:15 AM on February 1, 2013 
Gotta stick together Morena - we are having a Last Stand moment it seems, surrounded by armies of Haters!
Reply Franklin
12:01 PM on February 1, 2013 
paul says...
Gotta stick together Morena - we are having a Last Stand moment it seems, surrounded by armies of Haters!


Count me apart of Rondos army!
Reply jlil89
12:26 PM on February 1, 2013 
This is very nice and appropriate of Ainge to back up his superstar like this. This will only help Rondo mentally so he doesn't question his play within the team. However, I would hope Ainge does let him know things that he must improve upon. Mainly his defense really.
Reply paul
12:46 PM on February 1, 2013 
Franklin says...
Count me apart of Rondos army!


Welcome aboard, Franklin! We are not giving up this ship, are we?!
Reply paul
12:47 PM on February 1, 2013 
jlil89 says...
This is very nice and appropriate of Ainge to back up his superstar like this. This will only help Rondo mentally so he doesn't question his play within the team. However, I would hope Ainge does let him know things that he must improve upon. Mainly his defense really.

You said it, Jlil. Nothing would be worse for Rondo than pretending that there weren't serious problems with his game. Also, on offense he slowed the ball down too much and overcontrolled it a lot, without doing enough to unsettle the defense.
Reply Morena
4:09 PM on February 1, 2013 
paul says...
You said it, Jlil. Nothing would be worse for Rondo than pretending that there weren't serious problems with his game. Also, on offense he slowed the ball down too much and overcontrolled it a lot, without doing enough to unsettle the defense.

I'm sure Ainge talked to Rondo about this and he will talk to him again in the future about the areas in which Rondo needs to improve.
But it's nice from Ainge to back Rondo up with the media. That's what he should do I think