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The Bleak future of Rajon Rondo in Celtic green


As you all probably have witnessed the ejection of Rondo by bumping onto the referee last night Vs. Hawks, such action can bring about future concern regarding the upcoming seasons of the young PG. As cute as he may explicate himself from his reckless actions involving that bump it does not plant enough fortitude to make anyone convincing of himself remaining a member of the Boston Celtics. With the playoffs well under way and currently the C's facing a terrible match-ups as are the ATL Hawks, most of us Celtic fans strongly believe that we can eliminate them from the first round and advance to the semi-finals to face a Rose-less Chicago Bulls and hopefully with enough faith reach the ECFs and face the likely Heat for the ECF championship and the chance of going to the Finals to attempt to win it all, as the Big 3 without a doubt have reached their peak and are now looking for a last stand. In the case we miss out of the opportunity, the 2012 NBA Draft promises to be deep in talent. Currently we have the 21st and 22nd pick and can possibly go up through player trading. The reputation of Danny Ainge is pretty fair and respected since he was the one responsible for the Celtic's 17th championship back in 2008, but as good and blessed as we were of breaking from a 22 year of mediocrity thanks to the arrival of KG and Ray Allen, Ainge tainted his trump card of 08 when he traded away our intimidating Center Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson in exchange of Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic and the Clippers pick. Other than the draft pick, we were unfortunate to make profit of such trade when Jeff Green was sidelined due to heart surgery and Nenad stuck playing overseas. The Perkins trade revealed the unpredictable nature of Ainge's will to trade away players, including key ones, for average to convincing players and draft picks. One obvious player has been Rondo, who has been amidst trade rumors that have failed but leaves open the main question: are Rondo's days in Boston numbered? Before the start of the compressed season, he was packaged in a deal to trade for superstar Chris Paul and before the trade deadline he continued to be the main subject of trades, one even for a swap of Rondo-Curry (SMH). Alot can contribute for the obvious reasons as to why Rondo is being brought up in trade rumors for quite a while, and the answer lies vaguely in front of us: Rondo will soon be traded away. Maybe not soon, but somewhere down the road. It is sad and understandable altogether, because Rondo has been through the rough criticism of his poor shooting and flaring tempers, as well as his inability to lead a team under his wing. The positive light shining on Rondo however is the fact that he can excel in a triple threat of scoring, rebounding, and passing, alas his many Triple-doubles, including historic ones that only few other PGs (Magic, Oscar, Kidd) were able to do. His endurance and grit to compete against the best is noted without much doubt, but to witness vintage Rondo is unpredictable as he is inconsistent in the fact that he tends to dissapear and lazily play around the court without much motivation. Weigh the positive with the negative and you have a player that creates appreciation and frustration altogether. His amazing feats and skills will not be convincing enough for Danny to keep him around, and with his temperament regarding confrontations with refs and unwillingness to consistently dominate only points to the chance that whenever Ainge runs into another PG with immense talent from either the draft or another team no one should be shocked if you see Rondo being sent in a package to make the team "better". It sucks but the motto of "In Danny Ainge We Trust" should not be leaned upon strongly with belief.



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