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Celtics Morning Joe: Rondo from trade bait, to team leader

Posted by shawn cassidy on September 29, 2012 at 6:00 AM


Last year we entered media day with so much uncertainty. The lockout ended, and Rondo was on the trading block. He was in so many rumors at the time, and Rondo still acted unfazed. This year, Rondo is getting the proper love he deserves.


 

“Rajon is really becoming a leader and I’m not sure a few years ago we could have said that,’’ Celtics GM Danny Ainge said Friday at the annual Media Day. “He obviously is a great player, but, right before our eyes, he is growing as a person and a leader. I think the hardest thing to do is convince guys like Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce that you’re a leader. And that’s something you can’t just give to somebody. It has to be earned. I think he is earning that respect from them.”


Honestly Danny couldn't trade Rondo. Danny could have traded Rondo many times. But something in the back of his mind stopped him. I promise you. The Celtics wouldn't be fighting for a championship this year if Rondo was playing in New Orleans, or for the Nets. A year from now, I think Rondo will be taking questions about winning a second championship. What do you think?


Ainge did say he wanted Rondo to be more focused.  Ainge wants Rondo  to work on his day-to-day commitment.

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6 Comments

Reply paul
7:25 AM on September 29, 2012 
We'll see from how Rondo plays on the defensive end. If Rondo raises his game there the way he has raised his offensive game, it's lights out for the rest of the league. These Celtics will crush opponents and chase them off the floor.
Reply Birdman33
8:18 AM on September 29, 2012 
paul says...
We'll see from how Rondo plays on the defensive end. If Rondo raises his game there the way he has raised his offensive game, it's lights out for the rest of the league. These Celtics will crush opponents and chase them off the floor.


The Celtics have the defensive personal to win it all again. They need to force that muscle.
Reply Franklin
8:28 AM on September 29, 2012 
I love defense more than offense a lot of the time. Keep the games in the 80's.
Reply paul
8:44 AM on September 29, 2012 
Birdman33 says...
The Celtics have the defensive personal to win it all again. They need to force that muscle.


I love your point. The Cs need to really take it to the opponent on defense. NO MORE TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL!!!
Reply paul
8:44 AM on September 29, 2012 
Franklin says...
I love defense more than offense a lot of the time. Keep the games in the 80's.


For them...

Our offense will really thrive off our defense. We should be blowing teams out regularly.
Reply Greg
10:23 AM on September 29, 2012 
Rondos goal should be leading the league in steals.