As the trade deadline looms, the Celtics' future is uncertain. In the wake of Rajon Rondo's ACL tear and the announcement that he would be done for the season, many presumed that the Celtics were done for the season. Many said the team should blow it up and start to rebuild.
Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers was not among those doubters. Rivers said to the media in a press conference after the Miami Heat game on January 27th (where Rondo's injury was announced), "Well, you can write the obituary. I'm not... We won tonight, and so the way I look at it is:
we're going to stay in there. In my opinion, we're going nowhere."
And for the most part, the Celtics have proved the skeptics wrong. Since Rondo's injury, the Celtics have been on an unbelievable tear, winning 8 games out of 9, beating the Heat, Kings, Magic, Clippers, Raptors, Lakers, Nuggets, and Bulls. Their sole loss was to the Charlotte Bobcats on the 2nd night of a back-to back. Paul Pierce has taken over the duties of...