Adopt an “us vs. them” mentality
While the Celtics, to a man, were dismayed by the Rondo injury news, they also tend to do well when faced with adversity. They were essentially written off several times last season, yet the Celtics didn’t go down for good until the final game of the conference finals.
Doc Rivers doesn’t want the “obituary” written just yet. And Jeff Green welcomes the challenge.
“Yeah, we love being underdogs,” Green said. “People have counted us out already, even when we had Rondo. We can’t worry about what people have to say. People are always going to have an opinion. But the only people out there playing are the guys in this locker room. We’ll pull together.”