Re: Rondo Not Returning In January
posted at 12/24/2013 4:28 AM EST
In response to celticelmo's comment:
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
"wow, that would be the first bit of emotion exhibited since the trading away of clunker perkins. "
Really disappoints me that a fellow Celtic fan would have such hostile feelings towards not one but two key members of our first championship team in 20 years. That's pretty sad.....
Meantime Rondo gets hostility from some in here when he has more than lived up to his draft pick and contract. People attack him here like he was a number one pick on a max contract. He was neither, and has more than lived up to where he was picked, in fact has been one of Ainge's best value picks ever.
Rondo showed plenty of emotion when he was hurt. Sure he has many flaws and problems but to claim he is not a fierce competitor is just wrong.
Having said that I expect trader Danny had a chat with Rondo and explained that for the purposes of a better draft position, there was no rush in his return.
Trollspanker. No hostilities, just reality. It really does not matter where he was picked but rather what is best for the Celtics. Just my opinion that he really never got better as a scorer/shooter. I do give him credit that he is competes well but Sir, he has never became a better shooter and I just wonder why or if he ever will be? He is not a great defender and it is only my opinion which overall means nothing but I just think that if he can bring us something nice in a trade for the future, we should move on it. When his contract is up, he will be looking for Max money and he is not a Max Player in my teeny tiny mind. Plus, by the time the Celts are competitive again, he will be nearing 30 and I just do not think he does enough to get Max cash. And for sure, I could care less about sentimental value.
Some posters in particular like to bring up the canard of RR's drafting position. In reality, he should have been a lottery pick but was probably chosen because of the aforementioned flaws that everyone acknowledges but is always minimized with the ever present, 'but'...
So in effect, these people are satisfied with his apparent satisfaction with the lack of real progress in becoming a viable scoring threat. I can only surmise that Rondo himself believes that he is a late first round talent that cannot overcome expectations or is not driven/ lazy to prove the naysayers wrong. If there's another explanation, I'm all eyes...