Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 1/13/12
The Boston Celtics (4-5) are struggling out of the gates so far this season, and according to head coach Doc Rivers, everyone must follow point guard Rajon Rondo’s lead. From the Boston Herald: “Unfailingly upbeat, Rivers reminded anyone who would listen that it’s early and that being 4-5 does not mean the season is lost. It does, however, mean something has to change, a point he willingly conceded. The question is can aging warriors like [Kevin] Garnett and Jermaine O’Neal, who have fewer and fewer arrows in their quivers and many battle scars, change all that much? Certainly it is alarming when someone like Brendan Haywood has 11 boards in 29 minutes and O’Neal has three in 22. Rivers spoke to the problem in a sense when he conceded that the team no longer belongs to the Big Three because, well, they’re not as big as they used to be. At least not at the moment. When asked if he felt Rajon Rondo had shouldered too much of the offensive responsibility against Dallas (8-of-16 from t...
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