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Rondo and the Celtics masters at teaching

Posted by shawn cassidy on July 22, 2012 at 12:35 PM

 



Rondo was giving  exceptional motivation, and he may have saved Dionte's career. The five minutes that he spoke with Christmas, and the teaching, and guidance, may have been exactly what Dionte needed. Some think he'll make the Celtics roster. And Rondo's voice may have sunk in enough.

Rondo has an exceptional ability  that is  so rare in star players. He doesn't mind helping some young guys who may not even be on the team, but he shares his time, and expertise.

We know that KG changed the culture in 2008, but Rondo is taking that to a new level. It started in a sense with Bradley in his rookie season. When you watched the Association during the 2010-11 season. Bradley, and Rondo had moments on the small tube, that seemed like bonding moments.You can get the feel now, that both guys will have a defensive back court for the ages.


You don't hear, or see many star players go out to summer league, checking out the young guys, and giving great advice. What's great about this team, is the hands on mentality. Doc Rivers took the same approach this season. He phoned Terry, and met up with Lee this off season. The Celtics got their two guys, and you can thank Doc for that.


The chemistry, and the enjoyment of teaching runs through this Celtics team. KG loves teaching bigs, and he did a fine job with Ryan Hollins last season, during his quick stint in Boston. Bass had also picked up a lot from KG. Kevin will have some fine students this season. It  would be great to see Sullinger,and Melo contribute this season. Teaching is here in Boston. I hope the young ones take advantage of the talent that's teaching them.



Rondo encourages C's in Vegas-ESPN Boston

"It was good for Rondo to come in and support the young guys," summer league coach Tyronn Lue said. "Guys have been playing hard, playing great. For him to come around and encourage guys, speaking up, having time in timeouts and stuff like that is good encouragement for them."

Dionte Christmas appeared to benefit from Rondo's presence more than any other player. Rondo pulled Christmas aside multiple times during Saturday's game, and Christmas came through with one of his best all-around efforts, totaling 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists -- his highest total of the summer.

"In about five minutes I learned so much from him, just by talking to him and him seeing things I didn't see on the floor," Christmas explained afterward. "Me, I never really play the point guard, but he was just telling me some things that I can see coming off, and I think it helped. I had six assists today, and he was just telling me some things to do at the [point guard spot], and it really helped. I can only imagine what a whole season would do playing under Rondo, so that would be great."


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7 Comments

Reply paul
1:36 PM on July 22, 2012 
Really, this means soo much that Rondo was there teaching. I hope he will work with Sullinger today and help the kid figure out how to get the ball into the basket. If anyone can look at the tape and come up with some useful insights, Rondo can.
Reply dennee
2:50 PM on July 22, 2012 
I think saving his career might be a stretch, but the rest of your points are well taken.
This is probably the 5th or 6th time today I have read Christmas' comments. The subtle impact of the last line is telling when he said playing "under" Rondo as opposed to playing "with" Rondo. Sounds like a good sign of respect to me.
Reply paul
3:24 PM on July 22, 2012 
dennee says...
I think saving his career might be a stretch, but the rest of your points are well taken.
This is probably the 5th or 6th time today I have read Christmas' comments. The subtle impact of the last line is telling when he said playing "under" Rondo as opposed to playing "with" Rondo. Sounds like a good sign of respect to me.


It's just so sad that Ray couldn't wrap his ego around the changes.
Reply GeeZeeCeltics
3:29 PM on July 22, 2012 
paul says...
It's just so sad that Ray couldn't wrap his ego around the changes.


I'll go one further and say that Ray is probably gritting his teeth now that he is hearing people stacking praises on Rondo. Maybe one day he will see... Perhaps when he steps on the court with Chalmers and he messes up a pass? Or when he doesn't see Ray trailing on a play and doesn't hit him on the dime? Time will tell...
Reply jlil89
5:51 PM on July 22, 2012 
Rondo MVP 2012-2013. Book it.
Reply Franklin
7:37 PM on July 22, 2012 
jlil89 says...
Rondo MVP 2012-2013. Book it.



I'll come back, and I know you'll be right. I think Paul has been a believer of that..
Reply paul
9:26 PM on July 22, 2012 
Plus dpoy!