I think Rondo needed this.

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    I think Rondo needed this.

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- Doc Rivers spent an hour and a half with president of basketball operations Danny Ainge before Wednesday's win over Milwaukee, but the Boston Celtics' coach says they never discussed trading point guard Rajon Rondo.

    "In all that time we did not talk once about any trades," Rivers said. "There was not one single thing about Rajon Rondo that crossed my desk."

     

    Rivers said Thursday afternoon he is irked by reports the Celtics were aggressively shopping his mercurial point guard and frustrated that his relationship with Rondo is being cited as one of the reasons Boston is willing to part with him.

    "My relationship with Rajon is as strong as it has ever been," he said. "Our communication has never been better. I want him here. I can say with almost 100 percent certainty he will be here with us when the season ends. I'm tired of this stuff. It's not fair."

    Ainge called Rondo the team's "best player" and reaffirmed on Thursday during his weekly call to Boston sports radio WEEI that he's not actively trying to trade the 26-year-old.

    "He's our best player, he's the most important part of our future," said Ainge. "There's no way we're actively trying to trade Rondo. That makes no sense, no logical sense."

    Ainge went on to note that another team could always bowl over the Celtics with an offer to obtain Rondo's services and admitted he couldn't turn down one that made the Celtics better, but concluded, "I've made zero calls to try to trade him, and I won't."

    As the March 15 trading deadline inches closer, Rondo's name will continue to be brought up. Boston did use Rondo as trade bait in an attempt to acquire point guard Chris Paul during the preseason, but the All-Star veteran ended up in Los Angeles with the Clippers instead.

    Team and league sources said that while the Celtics were willing to part with Rondo if it yielded someone of Paul's caliber, they are not actively trying to unload him. Two general managers initially involved in the Rondo-Paul trade talks as a potential third party confirmed Thursday they have not received any calls in recent months from Boston regarding the point guard.

     

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    "I'm very confident that Rondo knows what I think of him, what I feel about him as a player and how important he is to our team," Ainge told WEEI. "I feel like Rondo is making incredible strides as a player, as a leader, as a teammate, and as a player in every way -- offense and defense."

    Rondo's uneven demeanor has been a constant topic of discussion throughout his career, from his days at Kentucky when he butted heads with then-coach Tubby Smith to his time with Boston. Early in his career, Rivers actually hauled Rondo into his office and informed him: "Your own teammates can't stand you. You need to fix that."

    According to his coach and his teammates, Rondo took that advice to heart and tried to be more communicative with and responsive to his fellow Celtics. He, along with his more decorated Big Three teammates, went on to win a title in 2008.

    "Rondo is a moody guy," one Celtics official said, "but so what? Stand in line. There's a league full of NBA guys who are more high-maintenance than he is.

    "He's a real competitor, wants to get better and he's a real gamer. Doc loves the fact that Rondo will fight through anything to be out on the court."

    In fact, Celtics sources said, if there is any friction regarding Rondo, it well could be between him and his veteran teammates, who have publicly conceded that this is now Rondo's team, but still become occasionally irritated with his antics.

    His outburst Feb. 19 when he threw the ball at referee Sean Wright and was given a two-game suspension was not well-received, nor was his anger over his initial All-Star snub. Rondo eventually was named to the team to replace the injured Joe Johnson.

    The Celtics will continue to listen to offers for all of their players as the deadline approaches, with veteran Ray Allen continuing to draw the most interest.

    Ainge has consistently said he will always listen to offers, but added Thursday, "That's a lot different from saying we're shopping a player. We aren't. We are not out there trying to trade Rajon Rondo."


     
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    Re: I think Rondo needed this.

    me and alot of others have posted that Danny needs to either trade the point guard, or show some confidence in the guy. not only him, but Doc also came out and put a stop to the rumors that him and Rondo weren't getting along. Danny says Rondo is a HUGE part of the future.

    im curious to see if this helps Rondo settle down, change his attitude, and just play basketball and help us win games. it has to feel good for him to get a vote of confidence..although you never know with Danny.
     
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    But ... I don't understand. This goes against everything Fierce had been telling us!

     
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    In Response to Re: I think Rondo needed this.:
    Better hope and pray, if you're not a heathen, because if Rondo gets traded, you'll be the biggest roody pooh, candy  a s s, monkey crap on this board! Ha Ha
    Posted by Fiercest34


    And if he doesnt get traded that title would be yours?
     
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    In Response to Re: I think Rondo needed this. : Seriously, Lloyd, you really think Doc and Ainge are stupid enough to publicly say that they're trading their diva?  What if there's no deal on the table that the Celtics want and Rondo can't be traded until the season is over? Last season the diva's best friend, Perk, got traded and it affected the play of the diva. We don't want that to happen again this year.
    Posted by Fiercest34

    Could very well be. But not what you've been saying in the 1,484 threads you've started on this subject.
     
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    In Response to Re: I think Rondo needed this.:
    In Response to Re: I think Rondo needed this. : Seriously, Lloyd, you really think Doc and Ainge are stupid enough to publicly say that they're trading their diva?  What if there's no deal on the table that the Celtics want and Rondo can't be traded until the season is over? Last season the diva's best friend, Perk, got traded and it affected the play of the diva. We don't want that to happen again this year.
    Posted by Fiercest34



    actually, Doc decided to speak about it before he was even being asked. he didnt have to go as in depth as he did and you know it. i understand your sour about this but its ok, you didnt have much credibility before anyways.
     
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    In Response to Re: I think Rondo needed this.:
    In Response to Re: I think Rondo needed this. : If I didn't have credibility my threads would not have gone beyond page 1. If you didn't know, my threads usually go beyond 3 pages.  You're the one who's wrong all the time. I dared you to make a poll about trading Rondo or not and you were too scared to do it. So I made a poll about and the results showed more Celtic fans here want Rondo out of Boston. 
    Posted by Fiercest34



    Fierce, people on this board dont even bother answering your polls. they see you make a poll thread and go elsewhere, there were like 10 people that voted on that. only 10 people are on this board? oh ok. 

    ur the one that said all this stuff that is being refuted in the article ive posted above. you mad?
     
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    Fierce is livid that this article came out hahahha..he is throwing things around in his house as we speak.
     
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    In Response to Re: I think Rondo needed this.:
    In Response to Re: I think Rondo needed this. : Wrong again, Jamez. Poll Results: 40 Total Votes Should Ainge Trade Rondo? 23 Votes (57.5%) Yes 17 Votes (42.5%) No
    Posted by Fiercest34


    ahahaha..only 40 people on these boards?? i just checked the boston.com poll. out of 6097 votes, its 51% saying rondo should NOT be traded. so as you can see your little 40 person poll means nothing hahahahahaha

     
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    In Response to Re: I think Rondo needed this.:
    In Response to Re: I think Rondo needed this. : Wrong again, Jamez. Poll Results: 40 Total Votes Should Ainge Trade Rondo? 23 Votes (57.5%) Yes 17 Votes (42.5%) No
    Posted by Fiercest34


     I couldn't decide which way to vote, so KyCeltic voted yes, and KyCeltic2 voted no!!
     
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    In Response to Re: I think Rondo needed this.:
    In Response to Re: I think Rondo needed this. : Jamez, the other day you said more people here, on BDC, want Rondo to stay. I just proved you wrong on that one.  We're arguing about the sentiments of the people on BDC and you suddenly jump to boston.com poll? That's a straw man argument, Jamez.
    Posted by Fiercest34

    wait, how did you prove me wrong again? check the polls. its in favor of Rondo..or was as of 5 minutes ago.

     
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    In Response to Re: I think Rondo needed this.:
    In Response to Re: I think Rondo needed this. : Jamez, the other day you said more people here, on BDC, want Rondo to stay. I just proved you wrong on that one.  We're arguing about the sentiments of the people on BDC and you suddenly jump to boston.com poll? That's a straw man argument, Jamez.
    Posted by Fiercest34


    what do you think BDC stands for?? BOSTON.DOT.COM. HAHAHAHAHA
     
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    Re: I think Rondo needed this.

    no problem, always happy to show evidence of my words.

     
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    Re: I think Rondo needed this.

    In Response to Re: I think Rondo needed this.:
    In Response to Re: I think Rondo needed this. : Should Ainge Rondo?  23 said yes. Poll Results: 40 Total Votes Should Ainge Trade Rondo? 23 Votes (57.5%) Yes 17 Votes (42.5%) No
    Posted by Fiercest34


    thats your stupid poll that 40 people responded to lol..the one i found is 6k deep.
     
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    Re: I think Rondo needed this.

    In Response to Re: I think Rondo needed this.:
    In Response to Re: I think Rondo needed this. : The other day you were so confident there were more people here, on BDC, who want Rondo to stay.
    Posted by Fiercest34

    are you dumb?? its 52 saying DONT trade rondo..are you ok?

     
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