Re: An Unbiased Perspective on RONDO and the CELTICS Moving Forward
posted at 7/7/2013 4:50 PM EDT
In response to prakash's comment:
In response to RallyC's comment:
Hey Prak and Darryl, We all watched the games and we all saw the same things. You both saw exactly what Pud, agree with him or not, described with DOC yelling at Rajon to push with Rondo constantly ignoring Doc's pleas. If you say you never saw that, then you didn't watch the games closely enough. It happened EVERY SINGLE GAME, UNTIL!!!!!!! He got hurt......THEN, the other guys obeyed DOC and we say a big difference. Black and white, plain and simple. Now as far as what DA thinks, yeah its a little hard to predict that, but WE CAN AT LEAST HOPE! Anyway, I do want value for Rondo, but what is the value of an injured malcontent? I don't know........
That is precisely what I wanted to establish regarding your opinion.
You make it sound like Rondo entered the league last year, established himself as a malcontent and then got injured. Pretty short sighted I say!
I see it differently. With all the roster changes, the need to play a different style of basketball and the anointment of Rondo as the team leader, he floundered in the process of finding the winning formula. Then he got injured. And it is not like the Celts discovered any formula last year which directly contributed to Danny's decision to break it up.
For me, Rondo did not join the Celts in 2012. His lack of success in 2012-13 must be balanced against his many brilliant performances when the Celts had a competitive team. Thus, he has great value. I am OK if Danny trades him but Danny will trade him for value. He will not make a 4 qtrs. for a dollar bill trade.
What you say makes perfect sense. Let me say, there was a time when I, just as many other present day Rondo detractors, were all HUGE RAJON RONDO fanatics. How could you not be? He was young, athletic, lots of fun to watch, and was incredibley effective. My fandom stopped after hearing the scattered but consistant reports about his disagreements with his elder statesman HOF teammates, watching his blatant negative body language on the bench and in games, reading his lips on TV, and then having to watch his immaturity in the way he handles himself with officials, DOC, and the opposition in tense moments of those TV games. He became an embarrassement for may of us, yes just like Paul Pierce was in his earlier years, who watched closely and consider the Celtics the class of the NBA. Especialy for guys like me, a guy who loves the Patriots way of doing business, and who are the model for player discipline and acting right. Don't give me the Hernandez stuff, he's gone as a result of his idiocy! So, with all of this in mind, I think that DA has his hands full in getting ANY real VALUE in exchange. I am sorry to say that at this point, I feel that Rajon is more of a risk in keeping him than it is with trying to trade him for value. Like many, I say YOU GAIN SO MUCH BY MOVING HIM in overall team health and building unity and a solid tradition. Keeping him opens the door to a cancerous attitude that could damage it all, both in the short and long terms. DA will get what DA can. If we don't think its enough, its only because he couldn't get anymore than he got and knew it. There is my honest and sincere assesment.