Re: Rondo Not Returning In January
posted at 12/24/2013 6:19 AM EST
I recall Spanky in particular staking his reputation on the notion that Rondo, the supercompetitive athlete that he is, will return to action in record time.
I was skeptical at the time and said so, which was just after the team was blown up and all eyes turned to injured PITA Rondo who seemed to be the most likely next piece to be discarded.... the next domino to fall in a rebuild mode.
Now Spanky is suggesting that DA has taken him aside and counseled him to slow it down because we want to be lotto-bound?
You've simply got to be kidding me, Spanky.
Trading Rondo for anything more than 10 cents on the dollar cannot happen unless/until he returns to action... and by not returning, he takes that option right out of DA's hands.
Doncha think that DA would prefer to have all of his options available as he tries to scale Rebuild Mountain... including trading Rondo for more than chump change if an attractive deal comes along?
A delay in return to action further diminishes an already diminished asset (Rondo) who apparently doesn't believe that he is the cornerstone of the franchise... nor do I... despite unprecedented efforts by management to keep Rondo's rehab on track (instead of R9R flipping out) by kissing up to him and trying to reassure him that "he's not going anywhere."
This is Rondo in full tilt sabotage mode, doing his sandbagging best to take care of #1... himself.
DA, BBF Stevens and the franchise be damned... sniffs Rondo. Besides it's my team now!!!
How utterly Rondo-ish!