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Rajon Rondo is doing and saying all the right things as the one and only leader of a new look Boston Celtics franchise.
Rondo is the face of the Celtics now, and that’s quite fine with him.
The mercurial point guard has been mentioned in trade rumors since the moment Danny Ainge chose to blow up the roster. Rondo though disagrees with the notion that he might want to leave Boston, and according to Celtics Blog, it’s clearly Rondo’s team.
“I love it here,” Rondo said. ”The fans are great here. And Danny [Ainge] has been straightforward with me. This is my team. Why would I want to leave? Why would I want out? I never really backed away from a challenge. This would be a challenge. I’m looking forward to working with coach [Brad] Stevens. It’s a brand new start for us as a team. A lot of new players and a lot of young guys willing to listen, so I’m very excited.”
Rondo while discussing his ACL recovery avoided the talk about an Adrian Peterson like recovery.
“I want to be like Rajon Rondo,” Rondo said with a smile. “Obviously he came back and had an MVP season. That’s the type of season I want to have when I come back. I don’t want to come back and just be mediocre or have excuses about why I’m not playing up to par. When I come back, I won’t have any excuses. I’ll be ready to go. And if I’m not playing up to par, it’s just on me. I won’t blame it on my knee.”
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Pressey showcased everything Wednesday night against the New York Knicks. He scored 13 points, and some of those baskets looked like he's been playing for years, and the 7 assists that he picked up had the same effect.
With Rondo still rehabbing from ACL surgery and Pressey the only true point guard on the roster, there's an opportunity for Pressey to earn more minutes...
Rajon Rondo officially joined the Chinese apparel brand, Anta, Tuesday night through a press conference in Boston.
According to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England, Rondo will have his own signature line of sneakers as well as his own apparel line.
Here he is with his first Anta signature shoe, the Anta Rondo 1.
Brothers part from time to time,but they usually come together again. They'll never play on the court in the same uniforms ever again, but a brotherly bond can be unbreakable. Rondo spoke about "Brotherhood" when he was asked about Kevin and Paul during an interview after joining Anta sports apparel.I think the bond that has been forged, is unbreakable. Take former...
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Most NBA players these days are private people, even more so for Boston Celtics players. Kevin Garnett is one of the most private and quite players off the court in league history, and it appears to have rubbed off on Rajon Rondo. Rondo has had a pretty tumultuous eight months since his knee injury and hasn’t...
Rajon Rondo is recovering from a torn ACL amid the Boston Celtics' makeover of their roster. Rondo last took the floor with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, who were traded to the Brooklyn Nets on draft night.
Rondo has been mentioned in trade rumors as Danny Ainge starts from scratch. But Rondo disagreed with the notion that he could be the next player traded.
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As far as predictions go, this is a lot less bold than saying Michael Jordan will come back for one game. Still, this one is notable for including absolutely no hedging. Most of the talk involving Rajon Rondo and the Celtics this season centers around the team’s supposed need to trade the 27-year-old point guard if it is truly dedicated to rebuilding. Once Rondo returns from his...
Bill Simmons thinks the new ownership of the Sacramento Kings will want to make a splash and that splash will be a trade for Rajon Rondo.
Here’s the scenario:
The Celtics move out Rondo, Gerald Wallace and MarShon Brooks for Ben McLemore, Greivis Vasquez (expiring), Patrick Patterson (expiring), John Salmons (expiring) and Jimmer Fredette. Boston would also have the option to swap...
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is in an interesting spot as we head into the 2013 NBA season. Coming off a torn ACL, no one is exactly Rondo will play this season and looking at the roster, it’s probably best he takes his team. With Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in Brooklyn, Rondo now […]
Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose have been doing a series of Grantland video podcast previews for each NBA team, ranking them in reverse order from #30 up to #1. Today they featured #24, the Celtics. When the topic of conversation turned to Rondo's future with the team, here's what they had to say:
Simmons: "Clairvoyant Bill thinks Rajon Rondo has 20 games or less left...
On Tuesday, Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose released their Celtics preview which was literally titled 'The Celtics Will Trade Rajon Rondo.' In the preview, well, they theorized that the Boston Celtics would trade Rajon Rondo
ROSE: Once you trade Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett... the year before you lost Ray Allen and you lose Doc Rivers. The next obvious domino is Rajon Rondo
Although many Celtics fans may feel a slight sense of apprehension when it comes to the point guard position this season, the outlook may not look so bleak, especially if undrafted rookie Phil Pressey has a say in the matter.
“At the end of the day, all you need to worry about is playing the game,” the Missouri product stated in an interview with NESN this week. “My goal is...
With the pre-season officially upon us, we here at CelticsLife thought it would be fun to dish out some pre-season award predictions for the Celtics. We came up with eight awards (four positive, four not-so-positive), and will be giving out writer predictions on each of them over the next week or so.
These awards will be named after Celtics greats (and not-so-greats), and hopefully...
The Boston Celtics lost a wild one on Wednesday night in Providence to the New York Knicks 103-102. But they may have discovered a key member of this team, especially in the absence of Rajon Rondo.
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Instead, this is meant to be...
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Q: When you said you felt nothing when the trade went down …
RR: “That was blown out of proportion.”
Q: So what was the story behind it?
RR: “I don’t really say much and speak out on exactly what happened...