The offseason is here for the Boston Celtics, and in just a couple of months, they will begin the process of putting next year’s team together. We will take a look at the current Celtics and try to figure out what to do with each of them. We continue today with Rajon Rondo.
The injury seemed innocuous enough. Rajon Rondo landed somewhat awkwardly on his right leg in a late January game against the Hawks, but he seemed to shake it off and he even continued playing on it. We’d later find out that it was a torn ACL, and Rondo’s season was over.
What ensued provided fodder for both sides of this Rondo argument. The Celtics immediately ripped off a 7-game winning streak, and won 14 of 18 after Rondo’s injury. The Celtics were suddenly better without him, and that prompted many to call for him to be shipped out.
Then came the playoffs, in which the Celtics offense devolved into a discombobulated mess. It was so bad, even the loudest “better without Rondo” voices had to eat crow. E...