|Posted on February 20, 2012 at 2:40 AM|
Fearing that he would be rejected. Rondo always did what was expected;pleased, appeased, capitulated,ensuring conflict was mitigated.All the while, with introspection,soul-searching and deep reflection, Rodno realized people-pleasing had a cost, his authentic self was all but lost.Principle dictated taking a stand his day of reckoning was soon at hand.
What happened next was what I expected this season, Rondo was discounted and rejected.Surprisingly, by delight, his ego put up quite a fight, assertiveness came over me,rejection set my spirit free.
The Celts are just 1-2 when Rondo scores 30-plus points and 2-4 when he’s gone for 20 or more.
“Yeah, I think we have to figure out where it’s going to come from,” Paul Pierce [stats] said before last night’s game.
“It’s kind of challenging. As Rondo is getting better, my role kind of changes into more of a slasher and spot-up shooter and a screener, things of that nature.”
Rondo is just taking the next natural step in his progression. He’s doing as the club asks and getting more like the player for whom it tried to trade him, Chris Paul.
“He’s just taking advantage of the opportunities given to him,” Pierce said. “Teams are allowing him to take those shots, and he’s just being more aggressive, especially in the mid-range.
“A lot of teams are trying to trap me and Ray (Allen) off of picks, and they’re allowing Rondo space. They’re going under a lot of his pick-and-rolls, and I just think he’s being more aggressive.”