Found October 17, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
PLAYERS: Rajon Rondo
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
Rajon Rondo has long been considered a supremely talented player who has an attitude problem. He was supposed to be the leader of the Celtics for the past few years, but there were reports saying Boston was considering trading him because he had become so difficult. He’s had several run-ins with referees, blowups at the media, and he notably struggled to get along Ray Allen last season. But an excellent column by Jackie MacMullan provides more insight into Rondo as a Celtics leader, and it suggests he finally is assuming the role for which he was pegged a few years ago.MacMullan does some excellent reporting and is able to portray Rondo differently than almost anyone else previously has. MacMullan, and the players whom she quotes on the record, say Rondo has been the glue for the Celtics’ younger players for years. He apparently was the leader of a clique of players on the team who became extremely close: Kevin Garnett, Chris Wilcox, Keyon Dooling (who retired), Marquis Daniels (no...

Rajon Rondo: Illusion vs Reality

"It's time they got to know the Rajon Rondo we've all been embracing for some time now" -Keyon Dooling      Jackie MacMullan (Probably my current favorite sports writer) wrote another one of her wonderful pieces on Rajon Rondo recently, about Rondo's new...

Assistant Coach Rajon Rondo

We know it's bound to happen once in a while. The head coach has a player's back and the ref has enough and out goes the coach. It's happened a few times with Doc and will probably happen again. Last night, Doc put his coaches in that position by staying in the locker room after the half. Word is that Doc just wanted to watch the presidential debate but that's...

Rajon Rondo’s Ben Affleck Problem

Rajon Rondo and Ben Affleck have the same problem. It’s called the “yeah, but…” syndrome. This disease forces someone  to bring up a person’s shortcomings whenever they are complimented. Here’s an example. Imagine you’re talking with friend and Affleck comes up. You say, “ Hey I just saw Argo. It’s fantastic. Ben Affleck has totally established himself as one of...

Help Wanted: Boston Celtics Need Back Up Point Guard

I do not want to see this become reality, but it might be what we need. So far, the 2012-2013 Boston Celtics have looked pretty good, well other then tonight. We have one of the deepest rosters, on paper, in the NBA. We added plenty of pieces in the off season and look like we retooled for another run. Even though we lost #20(yeah that's exactly how I will refer to him throughout...

Courtney Lee Could Be Rajon Rondo's Dream Come True and Other Impressions From Celtics' Win Over Nets

Courtney Lee has all the tools. He can shoot, jump, run, dribble and defend. With all those skills, the biggest question is why the 27-year-old Western Kentucky product is on his fourth team in five NBA seasons. A quick rundown of the point guards Lee has played with in his career may help explain why. Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris, Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic...

Celtics Live Blog: Rajon Rondo, C's Make First Visit to Brooklyn to Take on Nets

9 a.m. ET: Paul Pierce could not have looked much sharper than he did Tuesday, when the Celtics forward scored 29 points in a one-point loss to the Nets. Those same Nets host Pierce and the Celtics on Thursday at the newly minted Barclays Center. This is the sixth of eight preseason games for the Celtics, who are still a long way from knowing exactly what starting lineup and rotation...

The Celtics Sign Leandro Barbosa

While the contract is only a 1yr deal, it’s not a bad pickup. Barbosa will be the veteran backup to Rajon Rondo. And Boston has proven to be a solid franchise for veterans to recruit to.

Tonight's Starters

The pregame show confirmed that KG will be sitting out tonight. The starting lineup will be Rajon Rondo Courtney Lee Paul Pierce Jared Sullinger Darko Milicic The young guys will get lots of playing time tonight and we may see more of what they are capable of doing. [Discuss on CG Forums!]

The Cutting Floor: Jeff Green, Courtney Lee, and Moving Without the Ball

Stop me if you've heard this one: Rajon Rondo has the ball at the 3 point line. Kevin Garnett sets a pick. Meanwhile, the other big sets a screen under the basket, and the Wing runs through and gets to the corner. Rondo drives then dishes to the corner, open 3. With guys like Eddie House, James Posey, and oh, just the best 3-point shooter ever, this play has been a staple of...

Celtics Spoil Nets National Opener 115-85

In their second preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets the Boston Celtics traveled to New York to visit the brand new Barclays Center. In their first match-up we only got a glimpse of the new look Nets as all five starters sat out the entire game. That game still proved to be extremely competitive with the Celtics losing by a point at home. This time around the Brooklyn Nets held...

Celtics Lose to Sixers 107-75 - Nothing To See Here

Not much to say about this one except to learn from it and move on. The Celtics stayed within 2 in the first quarter but after that, it wasn't even close. Once again, one of the culprits was turnovers as the Celtics gave the ball away 21 times. Another problem was once again their pick and roll defense. That's one thing they have to solve before the season starts because...

Celtics Locker Room Video: Jet Terry Tells CLNS He’s Ready to Lead

Jason Terry told CLNS he is ready to lead after his first game in the Garden as a Celtic. Rajon Rondo had 11 assists in extended preseason minutes Tuesday night. KG talked the state of the Celtics defense after losing to Brooklyn. Courtney Lee also made his Garden debut Tuesday night. Armond Hill was the [...]

Celtics Sneaker Review: Brooklyn Nets

The Celtics hit the Garden parquet for the first time this preseason. Jeff Green brought out some heat, as he wore the Nike Hyperposite in a Atomic Green/Charcoal colorway. The Nike Hyperposite is a $225 high end basketball shoe released by Nike earlier this summer. Check out The Shoe Games post about the shoes. Rajon Rondo debuted a pair of white/gorge green/volt Nike 2012 Hyperfuse...

Celtics Struggle Losing 75 to 107

In their second NBA preseason game the Celtics matched up against the 76ers for the first time since last years 2012 NBA Playoffs. The offseason brought all new players to both teams shifting Doc's gameplan and match-ups. One of the most notable differences was the absence of Andre Iguodala who was shipped off to Denver in a multi-player deal that brought former Lakers center...

Boston Celtics (1-4) vs Brooklyn Nets (3-0) Recap

Celtics Beat Nets 115 to 85 Boston Celtics: Did a good job keeping the turnovers down (14). Shot extremely well (56% overall, 57.9% from 3, and 80% from the line). Had 7 players in double digits (Sully, Rondo, Lee, Pierce, Terry, Garnett, Joseph). Outrebounded the Nets by 3. Completely locked down the Nets. Looked GREAT in all areas. Brooklyn Nets: Were hit hard by prepared Celtics...
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