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There is a sense of realism for Rajon Rondo. While those around him have sugarcoated the Celtics’ struggles — which include a ghastly 11-41 record in their last 52 games — Rondo is not only unsure if this transition period will help the organization down the road, he’s not sure there will be a down the road for most on the roster.
Rondo appreciated it when Celtics CEO Wyc Grousbeck recently said of him, “I love the guy,” but he also heard Grousbeck say there could be “fireworks” this summer, when the Celtics are expected to be active in the trade market as well as hold two first-round picks.
The losing has taken a toll on Rondo, whose return from knee surgery did not spark the Celtics as expected.