Celtics nation has been looking for a silver lining after Rondo's ACL injury. Most articles trying to be optimistic included a variation of the phrase "I'm not going to say that the Celtics will play better without Rondo, but..." which was followed by some statistics about how the Celtics' offense wasn't that hurt without Rondo this season and how his defense has slipped. The argument for the offense part is basically that Rondo dominates the ball, so when he's not there the ball movement is better, and more people get involved in offense. Well, apparently there is more to this story. Brace yourselves:
Zach Lowe: "I've heard through back channels that Courtney Lee has been really unhappy in Boston, because he feels like the whole offense is Rondo pounding the ball and he doesn't get to do anything."
“Don’t get me wrong,” [Jason Terry] prefaced, “Rajon (Rondo) makes us the best we can possibly be.”
(You can just hear that BUT coming, can’t you?)
“But,” he continued, “now, ...