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Celtics Morning Joe: Lost in Space

Posted by shawn cassidy on September 5, 2012 at 6:00 AM




Myself, and Paul have been upset at many fans who seem to be stuck in time. This post on Celtics Blog by a fan states the obvious.


Celtics Blog Fanpost by mmmmm

"Very simple question. Loaded for discussion and argument to help fill the doldrums we have to endure while waiting for Training Camp to start!

A lot of media and fans have lately slipped into the 'post-Big 3' mindset already where Rajon Rondo is the new and unquestioned principle piece of the Boston Celtics puzzle. And clearly, I don't think many of us would question that he is the core of the franchise' plans for the future.

As part of the recognition of this inevitable future, many already are referring to Rondo as "the team's best player now".

That got me thinking. Is Rondo the team's best current player? Was he the team's best player last year?

Its my opinion that in this last completed season that it was still very clearly Kevin Garnett who was still, yet again, our most valuable, best and most important player. His plus/minus numbers. His dominating effect on our defense. His amazing consistency with that killer outside shot. Overall, he was, to me, not only our best player, but clearly still one of the best players in the league."



This guy is allowed to say this, and he's got some good points. You also can't discount what KG means to the Celtics. But Rondo is clearly the best player on the Celtics. Now, and for the foreseeable future. And yes Rondo was still the best player last season. Rondo's been the best player on the Celtics since the C's title run in 2010. When I read this post over there. I walked outside, and took in some fresh air.

 


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4 Comments

Reply paul
6:15 AM on September 5, 2012 
I'm just so sick of the way they continue to tout KG and Pierce, now that Allen is gone, over Rondo. It's an obsession. To show how one-sided it is, think about KG, about the way he shies away from attacking the low post. When KG goes after the low post, he's arguably the best center in the league, and he makes the Cs nearly unbeatable, yet he does it only sometimes. Ok, why don't fans rip his head off for this, the way they rip Rondo's head off for every perceived slacking off?
KG and Pierce are great players. But it isn't 2008 anymore.

I'm reminded of the way the current crop of fans looks back on the seventies, when they even remember that we had a great team in the seventies, and they look upon it, somehow, as the Havlicek era. If Rondo had the high plus minus they'd tell us that it's a meaningless statistic, you know?
Reply Celticslifer
10:55 AM on September 5, 2012 
Why does this still happen? The guy is 36 past his prime, but still very good. Rondo's in his prime, and knocking on the door with James, and Durant. And with Kobe. Lost in space in right.
Reply Franklin
11:06 AM on September 5, 2012 
KG isn't even the best center or power forward in the NBA. But Rondo is or is very close at being the best point in the game. That's enough.
Reply paul
4:48 PM on September 5, 2012 
Do true that Rondo can compete head to head with the Durants and the Lebrons. Enough said, really.