Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 4/8/14

LEXINGTON, KY - JANUARY 22: Rajon Rondo #4 of Kentucky shoots the ball around the reach of Glen Davis #34 of LSU during the game on January 22, 2005 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 89-58. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Rajon Rondo is still with the Boston Celtics…for now.  But will he be in a few months? Who knows? And don’t we ask this all the time?   Here’s something you see quite frequently: The words “Rajon Rondo” “Boston Celtics” and “trade” all mentioned in the same breath. For one, I have never truly been opposed to it.  Heck, a little more than twelve months ago I argued that the Celtics “must” trade Rondo.  Although that was part of a rebuild-on-the-fly plan – something that isn’t feasible now with a 20-some win roster filled with young and unproven players. To put it bluntly, I’ve never been a fan of Rondo’s game.  In short, his inability to get the free throw line and greater inability to convert such chances is far more detrimental than one believes.  He’s no longer a two-way player.  And most importantly, he’s not the most effective player in close-end-of-game-situations.  To get more detail on the claims this writer just made, feel free to read the previous piece as hyperlinked above, as well as this column and this column.  Yes, all were written by me. For a player to be a star and for a player to be…
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