Found March 05, 2012 on 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:

Trade Rajon Rondo? Well after yesterday…we doubt it. Rondo’s stats during yesterday’s Celtics/Knicks game were off the charts. Rondo has been in trade talks for the past 2 weeks but after Double R dropped 18 points, 20 assists, and 17 rebounds on Jeremy Lin during the nationally-televised contest, you have to think that GM Danny Ainge is going another route.

Rondo played like a true general against the New York Knicks, he was extremely motivated to play against Lin also. Kevin Garnett said he could see that Rondo was excited and more motivated than usually before the game.

“Rondo’s line is one that I haven’t seen since I’ve been in the league,” KG said last night. “Very, very impressive. I had to come in here and give him some real [praise] after that. I saved the box score. Just as a witness that I was here and I actually got to see this up front and center…The thing about Lin is I think everybody who’s at the point guard position is going to be excited to play the kid. [Rondo[ was nothing short of that today. I could see it. I could tell. I’ve been around him to know when he’s motivated and when he’s more than motivated. Tonight was one of those nights. The trade talks really is a motivating factor for him. If you know Rondo, he’s an ‘I’ll-show-you’ type of person.”

If Rondo continues to play with a chip on his shoulder, the Celtics look like they ready to make a serious run for the title.


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