Found August 20, 2013 on
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ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg was kind enough to invite Celtics Life to contribute to it's Summer Forecast series. Through the first four days here are Forsberg's and Celtics Life's columnists' predictions to some pressing questions:
Predicting the final regular-season record.
My best guess? Let's pencil in a record of 29-53. November looks incredibly daunting and we're just not sure it makes any sense to rush Rondo back for opening night. Boston plays a whopping 18 games in November, including six back-to-backs, all of which close on the road (those second-night stops are in Memphis, Miami, Minnesota, San Antonio, Atlanta, and Milwaukee).
The Celtics will know right away if they have the ability to overachieve. The guess here is that they'll quickly realize that this is a season to develop further continuity with the young core, identify the future building blocks, and learn Brad Stevens' system. But wins won't come easy...
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From the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn:
NBA source familiar with #celtics say team desperately needs another asst coach who can bond with Rondo, someone he can relate to and trust
— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) August 18, 2013
For years we heard rumors of Rajon Rondo and Doc Rivers not getting along, but this might indicate the two had a better relationship than most people...
The first thing that was mentioned right after the Celtics named Brad Stevens their new coach was whether or not he could handle the mercurial Rajon Rondo. Rondo had just mentioned in an interview that he loved playing for Doc and wanted to play for him. Then Doc went to LA and suddenly, Rondo had a new coach and no one knew how he would react.
One of Stevens' first acts...
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Rondo belongs to an undefined and yet iconic group of players that are described in contradicting terms. He’s lauded as one of the league’s best point guards, but pointed to as not being as good as the Celtics...
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is recovering from a torn ACL. While it remains to be determined how much time he’ll miss as a result of the injury, A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England believes Rondo will miss the first month of the regular season.Since Rondo tore his ACL at the end of January, the Celtics have undergone several significant changes. Paul Pierce and Kevin...
Before Rajon Rondo’s season (and for all intents and purposes, the Celtics season) abruptly ended during a Friday night game in Atlanta in late January, much of the discussion around him centered on his over-hyped assist streak. Remember, the one that saw him continually dish out double-digit assists in consecutive games challenging legendary point guards Magic Johnson and John...
With new head coach Brad Stevens firmly in command, a source close to the Boston Celtics reports the team “desperately” needs an assistant who can handle point guard Rajon Rondo. A coaching wizard frequently compared to John Wooden, Stevens signed a six-year contract worth $22 million to lead Boston on July 3. Ever since Danny Ainge rightfully gutted Boston’s roster, many fans...
With Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett departed from the Boston Celtics, the biggest question for the franchise is undoubtedly this: can Rajon Rondo be the leader of a team?
Without veterans around to keep the locker room at bay, and a new head coach in Brad Stevens that is approximately 12 years old (okay, okay…he’s 36, but still.), Rondo will be looked upon to be a leader. Gary...
Back when the NBA was suffering from it’s lockout a few years ago, a few NBA ballers had said that they’d change sports and come play for the NFL. Some teams, like the Seattle Seahawks went as far as making jerseys for LeBron James, trying to recruit him.
Could Rajon Rondo run Chip Kelly’s fast-paced offense? (AP Images)
Others said they’d host a few guys for workouts if...
Is there any athlete in Boston more polarizing than Rajon Rondo?
There is a group of people who believe he needs to go basically at any cost. That while talented he has absolutely no leadership qualities, and the next era of Celtics basketball is doomed if he sticks around. He's a petulant child they say. He drove Doc out of town, his teammates don't like him, and he'...
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is not the most assertive person in the NBA.
Yet, his basketball acumen can not be overstated.
As talented as Rondo may be, he has now been assigned a leadership role that many feel that he will not be able to thrive in.
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The post Report: Boston Celtics could be adding another coach to relate to Rajon...
Paul Pierce has talked to Rajon Rondo and has come away with the impression the Boston Celtics' guard is ready to be the face of the franchise.
“Without question [he can be the man in Boston],” Pierce said. “I’ve already talked to Rajon; Rajon’s mature. People talk about the relationship with Doc [Rivers], and they probably had their best years over the last two...
With Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in the rearview the Celtics are in a full-on rebuilding stage going into next season.
Just one player remains from the 2007 championship team - Rajon Rondo. Depending on who you ask Rondo is either overrated or underrated cocky or confident a punk or a quiet leader.
But no matter what you think the kid can play. He's one of the best passers...
NBA.com just uploaded the “top 10 Boston Celtics plays of 2012-13“. They feature some great dunks by Jeff Green, late-game heroics from the Truth and some dazzling moves by Rajon Rondo. Enjoy:
It's been a little over 6 months since Leandro Barbosa tore his ACL back on February 11th. Shortly afterwards Boston dealt Barbosa (and his expiring contract) along with Jason Collins to Washington for Jordan Crawford. The Brazilian Blur is now a free agent, and he's clearly very excited about his progress towards getting back on the court next season.
It also just occurred...