Donny Marshall — the former NBA player who covers the Celtics and does some color commentary for the team’s broadcasts — was on NBC’s SportsTalk today talking Rajon Rondo and saying the Celtics were open to moving Rajon Rondo more because of his personality than his game. “My sources tell me he’s started to wear his welcome out a little bit,” Marshall said.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Where there’s smoke, there’s often fire.
That thing called the ‘World Wide Web’ has been reporting that the Boston Celtics were very willing to send Rajon Rondo to the New Orleans Hornets for Chris Paul.
This wasn’t just about the Celtics acquiring Paul. This was also about cutting ties with Rondo.
After all, Rondo’s temper has, at times, alienated coaches, teammates, and fans. There’s also a theory his lack of offensive polish will be exposed once The Big Three of Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce retire.
Unfortunately, Paul wasn’t interested in joining Boston. His heart is set on joining New York.
So the Celtics will have to deal with a jilted Rondo when training camp opens. Of course, GM Danny Ainge will blame the 24 hour news cycle, bloggers, and talk radio.
There may be some truth to Rondo getting moved. Maybe not. Either way, this is a storyline worth watching.
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