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Best story of the summer?

Posted by shawn cassidy on July 24, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Well, it's not much of a story, but maybe until now. The past few summers, we've been over loaded with Rajon Rondo  trade rumors.The best story of the summer has become the rumors that aren't there about Rondo. I think the Celtics have moved past that, because honestly who could we get in return for Rondo? Nobody can give us anything in return  for Rondo at this point. This summer has been about building a team for Rondo, and the fun thing about losing Ray(Rat)? It only enhances the Celtics offense.

In 2009 who could forget this trade rumor. The rumor had the Celtics offering Rondo, and Ray Allen for Tayshun Prince and Richard Hamilton from the Pistons. Thankfully that deal never happened. And of course their were other rumors along the way, but this rumor rocked the core of the team for some time this past season. 

When Chris Paul wanted a trade it had seemed  that every team jumped at the chance. It had seemed the Celtics were the first team, along side the Lakers that wanted Paul. We all know where Paul landed. But it seemed like Rondo may have been rocked by the rumors. But he said many times, that he wasn't bothered by any rumor. He spoke with Danny, and that was it. Rondo felt confident in Danny's word. But a lot of us didn't buy into it. Because more rumors came out, and don't forget many mainstream media guys believed the Celtics were trading Rondo at the deadline.

But after the Celtics put together another magical playoff run that fell short. Rondo had a great postseason. I think he proved once again, that he's the best point guard in the game. Rondo showed the world, that he's a good shooter. He wowed us with a 44 point gem in-game two of the Eastern Conference finals, and he had many triple doubles that stole the show in the 2012 playoffs. I think after Danny standing pat on Rondo during the 2012 season, and how Danny has built this team. I think it's safe to say that Danny is sticking with Rondo.

It's nice for once, not thinking about this. Not seeing fans put up posts on other sites about a potential Rondo trade. I think many fans have realized that this is the best move for this team.Keeping Rondo as a life long Celtic, will only increase our chances at another banner. For one, Rondo has improved every season. It could be shooting like this season, or it could be decision making. Nobody can see the court like Rondo, and that gives the Celtics a leg up against most teams.

It's nice seeing Rondo in the safe house this summer. In a summer that is full of rumors, and Dwight Howard rumors. I feel like the Celtics have fully moved on from trading Rondo. Here's to the new era of the Big three model.

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Reply dennee
10:56 AM on July 24, 2012 
The key here is "how Danny built this team." It is fairly obvious he did it with utilizing Rondo's strengths in mind. Rondo may or may not be the best point guard in the league. I don't care as long as he is OUR point guard. Rondo may or may not get voted as an all star. I don't care because he is OUR all star. Rondo may or may not get DPOY. I don't care because I know what he means for OUR defense.
I've been a Celtics fan since the 60s, but if Rondo were traded I would have to start following the other team. Luckily, it looks like Danny is finally completely sold on Rondo too.
Reply paul
12:07 PM on July 24, 2012 
Rondo may not be the best player in the league ... but he is the best player in the league.

Somehow that makes sense to me. Celtics Blog has an article today saying that this team has a chance if Lebron falls off his high chair and Rose can't come back and Durant breaks his hand, or some such thing. Bollocks. They still don't get it that we have Rondo.

But Dennee, as regards Rondo's defense, he MUST get better at man to man. And if he does that, he WILL be DPOY. I take your point about how the awards don't really matter, but that one would be inevitable. And if Rondo wins DPOY, MVP will be equally inevitable.
Reply Franklin
02:59 PM on July 24, 2012 
So true, best story. Rondo must feel good for once.
Reply paul
06:01 PM on July 24, 2012 
Franklin says...
So true, best story. Rondo must feel good for once.

He seems to be taking it all in stride, but he must be self-pinching...




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