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Celtics Morning Joe: Rondo and the misfit players

Posted by shawn cassidy on September 20, 2013 at 5:00 AM


There he stands, waiting with patience the only thing he understands nowadays. A reward will surely come his way if he can get  everyone together. Never quite measuring up could be the thought behind this season. Always falling short of their mark? Unrealized expectations may occur. Instead of disappointment?


When the path you choose. Strays from that chosen for you. Where do you meet in the middle. The path chosen for Rondo early in his career, is much different then the path that he choose. He wanted to be one of the best, and he's just that. Rondo now has the task to pick which way this thing goes, within in reason of course. I'm not asking Rondo to be a miracle worker with this roster.


Rondo's new test, and challenge is making guys better. Guys that you wouldn't expect to be good or great. It's hard to put so much onto Rondo's shoulders right now, because his return is unclear. If Rondo is able to start the season, and maybe even if he's able to start by December. Rondo has the task of a lifetime. If he can help Green become an All-Star, or if he can help Olynyk have a solid rookie year. That would something special.


Rondo's second phase of his career is starting. He will be judged without the "Big 3" around. He faces the same challenge as a Kobe faced when he was without Shaq. Rondo isn't asked by Danny to win with this mismatch team. But it could set the tone for his future. He won't win a title with this group of guys, but winning the most with what he has could determine Rondo's fate in Boston, and for other players who want to play with him in the future.


If Rondo could march this team into the playoffs.I would call that a great season, and especially for Rondo. His return leaves me with anxiety, and it leaves others in limbo. Especially a rookie coach who's trying to get things rolling with his star point guard. As Rondo has shown patience in his rehab, we must as well. Because patience is the key word in rebuilding.



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3 Comments

Reply paul
7:37 AM on September 20, 2013 
I love the way you put this. Rondo took the path not chosen for him. He always does that. It had to be his choice. But sometimes the next step to greatness is listening a little more. Having better judgement about when to be stubborn.

Good comments about patience too.
Reply Celticslifer
4:14 PM on September 20, 2013 
paul says...
I love the way you put this. Rondo took the path not chosen for him. He always does that. It had to be his choice. But sometimes the next step to greatness is listening a little more. Having better judgement about when to be stubborn.

Good comments about patience too.


I agree, solid theory and post. Rondo has always shown great patience, but the fans have not.
Reply paul
6:34 PM on September 20, 2013 
But too, he's got to listen to fans who really care about him. He's got a lot of great explayers out there who want nothing more than to see him shine. They love this kid for the same reason we love him. They see him taking the sport in a beautiful direction. But sometimes he's got to listen to criticism. When Hubie Brown points out that he's not digging in enough on D. When Magic says he's got to take on a bit more of the scoring load. When Bill Walton points out that Bird brought it every day. Rajon, not everyone gets that level of criticism. IN FACT, NO PLAYER THAT I CAN RECALL HAS EVER HAD SO MUCH WELL INTENTIONED CRITICISM FROM ALLTIME GREATS!!!! It's time to appreciate it, I think, and maybe listen to some of it a little. These guys want to see the game shine, and they know you can make it shine. But sometimes you have to listen.