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Trading Rondo would be a disaster

Posted by shawn cassidy on December 18, 2013 at 5:15 AM





Disasters can happen so sudden, natural or man-made, shaking the entire world at times. Disasters are devastating to cultures, and if the Celtics trade Rondo. That would be a man-made disaster for the proud franchise, and it would rock the culture of the Celtics. I get the trades of KG and Pierce. Those deals were good for the team, but they hurt when it came to Danny showing loyalty, but in a way he showed loyalty to Rondo, and to the fans of Boston. He wants a winner, and he did all he could with those two guys, and you can include Doc into that as well. Those deals hurt us because we love those guys, and it was hard to see them ago, but it was good for the franchise overall.



So why shouldn't Danny trade Rondo? In Rondo's short career he's already become Mr.Playoffs. He's a big time player, and one of the best players in the playoffs in recent memory. He can out play the best of the best in the playoffs, and that's hard to find in any sport. Another reason you don't trade Rondo is that he wants to win championships. It's not something he just says, he wants it, and it's pure truth when he speaks about winning a banner. Sometimes when I hear other players like a Dwight Howard talking about championships. I feel like it's just a trick to sale clothing. He cares, but it's not the end of the world if he doesn't win. For Rondo you get the sense that losing kills him inside.




I think I've talked about this topic since I started this blog, but I'm passionate about Rondo and the Celtics. I see him as the future, and I feel like he's been forgotten since he hasn't played since last January. Some other point guards have risen, and have the league up at attention. Someone like Lillard for example. The Blazers are crazy good this year, and he had another game winner of the Cavs Tuesday night. Rondo has a lot to prove and he will. It's apart of his work ethic and his desire to be the best.



The house is solid, so far surviving a fire, flood, earthquake and a major storm. The half beam is still in place, and no stress cracks to be found. I watch the rain dripping down the window ensuring the strength of this house. The Celtics house is being rebuilt, but the Celtics still have some adding on to do with their house. Rondo is the new culture. The coach has built a system behind him, and the players are sold that Rondo is the guy. They trust him and respect him. He's the new Paul Pierce or Kevin Garnett to these guys.


I don't have a magic 8-Ball, and I can't see into the future. But one thing reamains in my mind, you won't find a player like Rondo in any trade. If we can learn anything from examples in the past.  It must be from mistakes, and from past success. Sometimes errors in actions, cause for poor decisions by the ones in charge.Perhaps I'm wrong about all of this, maybe Rondo isn't the player that I believe he is.Maybe Bob Ryan is right. Oh, please... Checkout his latest digs at Rondo.


Bob Ryan talks Rondo trade


Look around you. These guys out there talk crap about everyone. They even question the greats, and it gets them air time, along with a fat stash of cash. Rondo has a lot to prove, and I think he already has, but until Bob Ryan rides off in the sunset, like he said he was. Rondo will have his number one hater on the air.


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Reply NeCsFan
9:46 AM on December 18, 2013 
Again I am left absolutely perplexed that anybody with a pair of eyes wouldn't want Rondo to be on their team, let alone a shred of basketball I.Q. I think Rondo can be difficult, but certainly no more difficult than any other great player who has played the game. I will be honest, I followed KG to the Celtics, but I stayed - well obviously I caught a case of Celtic pride - for that feisty little point guard. I couldn't even remember his name, but whenever I talked basketball more and more I was mentioning "that Celtics point guard". Here is what I would like explained to me. People keep saying trade Rondo for the future. Maybe its just me, but hasn't Ainge gotten 3 young studs for a steal in the last 3 drafts? Actually I think its 4 strait drafts if you include Rondo who should have never even been within the Celtic's grasp if we're speaking honestly. There is young talent on this team, Courtney Lee is actually playing the role he was brought here for, Bass is playing like he doesn't want to get traded, and Favrani isn't so bad himself. You put a healthy Rondo who is clearly the alpha dog now that the old guard is gone in there and you've got a solid team. They may be scrappers, but I'm down for a season of "bar fights". Hell even Crawford is playing like he's caught a case of the "I came to wins" and he's a swing guard who can play off of Rondo as a 2 guard, and along with Pressey provide a decent backup. I think the only issue will be Green. And it wont be that he cant play with Rondo, because Rondo will make Green look like an All Star once they get better acquainted with each other's games. But I have a sneaking suspicion that Green wants to be the Alpha of this team, and that's not going to happen with #9 on the roster. But I think if Green can fall in line and Stevens continues to coach like a rock star, and you get back a healthy Rondo...this team will be one of the most fun teams to watch in the league. You don't get rid of a guy who wants nothing more than to not only beat his competition but destroy them, and make his teammates look like studs while doing it! You just don't trade Rondo...PERIOD! And on a side note, at this point I don't think you really trade anyone on this current roster. Well maybe Wallace and Hump if he doesn't start being more consistent. But these guys are playing hard, they are playing for each other, and they are playing F#@king Celtic basketball. And this is with Rondo on the bench (which might I add has been great to see that he's not off feeling sorry for himself a la Derrick Rose. He is there, coaching, cheering, just being there to show his teammates support). If Danny trades him that will be one of the worst decisions made by a GM period. And will speak volumes about his "Celtic Pride" or lack thereof.

Can you guys tell my wrist is feeling better? HAHAHA
Reply paul
9:54 AM on December 18, 2013 
How sickening is it to see Bob Ryan and Donnie Marshall coming back around for some more digs at Rondo. I think Mannix got in on it too, maybe, at SI? It was the hysteria that they built up against Rondo that tore the heart out of the team last year. But I think Stevens is made of sterner stuff than Doc. Doc caved to the media pressure last year. Doc won't do that. But, on the other hand, if Stevens isn't comfortable working with Rondo, he won't hesitate to get rid of him, or to request this of Ainge. So we'll see. Will Rondo buckle down on D? A lot revolves around that.
Reply NeCsFan
10:09 AM on December 18, 2013 
paul says...
How sickening is it to see Bob Ryan and Donnie Marshall coming back around for some more digs at Rondo. I think Mannix got in on it too, maybe, at SI? It was the hysteria that they built up against Rondo that tore the heart out of the team last year. But I think Stevens is made of sterner stuff than Doc. Doc caved to the media pressure last year. Doc won't do that. But, on the other hand, if Stevens isn't comfortable working with Rondo, he won't hesitate to get rid of him, or to request this of Ainge. So we'll see. Will Rondo buckle down on D? A lot revolves around that.

I just hope he gets a chance to get his "sea legs" under him before people go off about his D and production. He's going to need some real game time to get back to form. And Stevens is totally showing that he is the real deal. I know sideline Rondo and Player Rondo will be 2 different beast, but I'm excited for him and Stevens to work together with Rondo actually playing. I am certainly under no delusions that they wont but heads, but I think the last 2 seasons, Doc wasn't good for Rondo. In the beginning he was and that has certainly helped Rondo grow, but I think those last 2 seasons, Doc should have been advocating for his point guard instead of continuing to lean on the big 3 on and off the court. I think a fresh start with a new coach willing to experiment and give his young players more opportunities as well as trusting Rondo and treating like the player he's grown in to and not the kid brother will be very good for him. I think Doc built him up and then put him on a shelf. And he most certainly threw him under the bus on several occasions last season. It seemed like KG was the only person who really wanted to let go and let Rondo lead the team, and that lack of respect and trust from Doc and PP was poison for that team. JG was trying to do too much and AB was getting a little big for his britches. Its going to be a bumpy road for Rondo, but if Danny doesn't make the mistake of trading him, I think he and Stevens could be quite a formidable player/coach duo in the league