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Rajon Rondo and Wes Welker have at least one thing in common: They've become two of the more impactful athletes in the region since arriving on the scene. But as the Rondo trade rumors continue to fly and the Welker contract negotiations get ready to heat up later this offseason, it's becoming clear that both the Celtics and Patriots are facing a similar dilemma when it comes to dealing with the issues surrounding their respective star. The dilemma? Determining the player's true market value. Admittedly, both situations are unique, with Rondo under contract in Boston for another three seasons after...

Video: Rondomination trumps Linsanity as Rondo posts 18-17-20 stat line

Move over Linsanity, it's time for Rondomination! Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo dominated all areas of the stat sheet in Boston's victory over the New York Knicks, with 18 points, 17 rebounds, and 20 assists. Rondo's highlights and post-game interview are included in the video above. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Rondo's triple-double was the first since...

Your Morning Dump... Where Brandon Bass told Rajon Rondo to "Shut the bleep up!"

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  Few NBA players bring it every game, but Rondo plays with at least one of them: Garnett. Rondo has the model right before him, if only he can look past his stubbornness, moodiness and deep, often destructive...

Pierce, Rondo, fined $20k each

Via USA Today, Pierce and Rondo skipped league mandated charity appearances.  And they, as well as Kobe Bryant, paid for it. The NBA fined the Los Angeles Lakers guard $40,000 for missing a news conference and a mandated charity appearance for NBA Cares during All-Star weekend in Orlando. In addition, the NBA fined Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce and guard Rajon...

Rajon Rondo, the moment, and Rondo’s ” ‘Eff you” mode

Rajon Rondo remains one of the most preplexing players in basketball Rajon Rondo’s triple-double Sunday afternoon against the New York Knicks was fascinating for multiple reasons: Rajon Rondo already has four triple-doubles this season and now has seventeen for his career. To put that in perspective, no other player in the league – yes not even triple-double machine Lebron James...

Report: Patriots to place franchise tag on WR Welker

The New England Patriots will place their franchise tag on wide receiver Wes Welker, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Monday, citing a league source. The 30-year-old Welker led the NFL with 122 receptions last season, although he admitted he "let the team down" after failing to reel in a critical pass from Tom Brady during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVI. Welker...

Report: Patriots Officially Place Franchise Tag on Wes Welker

It doesn't appear that Wes Welker is leaving New England -- at least not for another year. The Patriots have placed the franchise tag on the Pro Bowl wide receiver, The Boston Globe's Greg Bedard reported Monday on Twitter. Welker would make in the neighborhood of $9.5 million next season. Welker has established himself as one of Tom Brady's favorite receivers over his...

Celtics 115, Knicks 111, OT

Rajon Rondo had his second triple-double in three games, spoiling Harvard grad Jeremy Lin's return to Boston on Sunday and leading the Boston Celtics to a 115-111 overtime victory over the New York Knicks. Rondo had 18 points, 20 assists and a career-high 17 rebounds, and Paul Pierce scored 34 - including a 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds left in regulation to send the game into...

QuickVid: Doc Rivers Shoots Down the Rondo Trade Rumors & Gerald Green Talks Dunk Contest

  Doc Rivers shot down the Rajon Rondo trade rumors and discussed the possibility of Jermaine O’Neal having wrist surgery that he may not come back from. Gerald Green discussed his weekend at the D League All-Star game before the Nets’ loss to the Celtics.

CLNS – Celtics Post Game, now LIVE – Call 855-CLNS-NOW

Listen to internet radio with CLNSRadio on Blog Talk Radio Luis Scola, Kyle Lowry, Kevin, Martin, and the Houston Rockets visited the TD Garden for the first and only time this season on Tuesday night. Midway through the third quarter, Rajon Rondo is easily on his way to another double-double and possibly another triple-double. Following [...]
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