Re: The Market For Rondo Has Just Been Set........
posted at 8/1/2014 4:53 PM EDT
All the talk about Rondo leaving at end of the year as a free agent will not happen. Rondo is our one SUPERSTAR that can make players on the current roster stars. Rondo has grown up, a mature person, at ease with himself. He is a natural leader these young players will run through a wall for as he can direct his troops to dislike the opposition and beat them just for this reason.
Luckily also for us, the NBA is made up go star guards with big contracts. Luckily for us there is not a huge market for star Point Guards as most teams have one with a big contract attached. Luckily for us Ainge and Rondo have a truly strong relationship. They have a stronger one than Doc and Rondo had and really it was good as well. Brad Stevens and Rondo are made for each other.
It does not matter how much money we pay Rondo, but he is worth a 5 yr max contract, we need to have at least one superstar to start with. Paul Pierce was our one star player before Ray and KG came. Then Paul Pierce went from all star to Hall of Famer.
Currently on this roster Marcus Smart can rise with Rondo's help to be better than Kevin Love or Chris Bosh as far as star power and be more instrumental in winning games. Both of those players have winning intangibles that will play great together. Only one other player has the physical tools to be part of a big 3, but until now has not found the mental aspect. Yes Jeff Green. He has shown flashes. Actually in OKC he showed he was consistent and good. He can rise to a Worthy type. With two players of a Rondo and Smarts abilities pushing the ball from both sides of the court and Green running, Magic can happen.
My forecast is not for Love but trying to win every game with the 5 best players on the court in crunch time. If you remember the Celtics started to win too many games last year at different intervals and that led not to tanking directly just not your best lineups on the floor at end of games, and look back, the Celts were in close games most of the time.
Nowitzky and Pierce were drafted back to back with the 9th and 10th picks of their draft year. They are the only two players going to the HOF. I believe the 2014 drafts best two players rare Smart and Dougie McBuckets.
2014-15 Boston Celtics will make the playoffs. One great coach plus two great players will be a start. After that a team like Sacamento will get fed up with their star player Demarcus Cousin and call Danny. It happens in every sport. Brain cramps. Hmmm reminds me of yesterday in TB David a Price for Smiles and a player who will suck later.