There is no off-season in Boston sports because speculation is a full-time-full-contact game. The minute Rajon Rondo signed his $55 million extension with the Celtics in 2009 he has become the subject of constant trade rumors where fans and detractors alike debate his value, leadership ability, and if he really is that good.
I could easily write 2,000 words about the different sides to the Rondo value argument, but I’ll instead answer these questions like the man himself would- succinctly and emphatically. "High." "Strong." "Yes."
During Celtics Media Day, the man who would be Captain was very candid about his relationship with new coach Brad Stevens, on the departures of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, and on how big of a role reputation plays in his approach to basketball. While Boston Globe writer Mark Murphy’s entire piece is worth a read, here are some highlights:
ON BRAD STEVENS & REPUTATION:
“When I’m away I hibernate. I don’t pay too much attention to what th...