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Enemy Chatter: Rondo made mincemeat out of Damian Lillar(d)

We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Portland. Appropriate to the season, Rajon Rondo made mincemeat out of Damian Lillar in the first. He squirted past Portland’s defense repeatedly. … The Celtics continued to foil Lillar and his mates with screens for open jumpers as...
Via Red's Army
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Jeff Green, Brandon Bass Drawing Trade Interest For Celtics

BOSTON — Trade talk concerning the Celtics isn’t a new development this season. For a change, however, it doesn’t center on point guard Rajon Rondo. While Rondo continues to be the Celtics’ most intriguing trade piece — largely because he’s simply their best player — he’s not the only guy attracting attention. Opposing teams have begun...
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Green’s Market Stronger Than Rondo’s?

Sherrod Blakely is reporting that a league executive has said that the free agency market for Jeff Green may be even stronger than the one for Rajon Rondo this coming offseason: “A league executive told on Saturday that the market for Green is as strong, “if not stronger”, than it is for Rajon Rondo, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. “They...
Via Red's Army
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

What should the Celtics do to better close out games?

Much has been made out of the Celtics inability to close out tight games, and with good reason. Four of their seven losses have come by five points or less. Boston’s most frustrating loss of the season came at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers, where they blew a 17 point lead in the 4th quarter. While this is to be expected from a young team, the Celtics ability to close out...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

You’re Either Missing the Boat or Are Late to the Party in Your Rajon Rondo Criticism

Rajon Rondo is not the guy for the Boston Celtics moving forward. But not everyone still understands the reasons why.
Via CLNS Radio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics ‘Bravely’ Saying Rajon Rondo Won’t Be Traded

The Boston Celtics apparently aren’t ready to part with Rajon Rondo just yet. Celtics president Danny Ainge is denying that any Rondo deal will take place, according to a story from Bleacher Report. “They’re definitely bravely saying they won’t trade him at this point,” one general manager said, according to NBA writer Howard Beck. “I definitely think it’s the right...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sorry NBA, Rajon Rondo is not for sale ... yet

Death, taxes and Rajon Rondo's name being linked in trades. You just can't avoid it.Rival executives have told Howard Beck of Bleacher Report that the Celtics will not trade their captain before the February 19th trade deadline. "They're definitely bravely saying they won't trade him at this point," said one general manager, who nevertheless added, "I definitely think it's the...
Via Celtics Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo Worked On Free Throws At Practice Facility After Loss Vs. Suns

Free throws have been Rajon Rondo’s kryptonite even more so than usual this season. The Celtics point guard missed eight of the 10 free throws he attempted Monday night against the Phoenix Suns, including three in a row in the final seconds of the 118-114 loss that effectively ended any chance of a Boston comeback. Following the dismal performance from the charity stripe, Rondo...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Anonymous exec: Rondo is close to max guy, Smart is a two-guard

SI’s Chris Mannix spoke with one Eastern Conference league executive about Rajon Rondo and Marcus Smart:​ I don’t think Rondo is a max guy, but he is close to it. I’m not huge on point guards getting max deals. Derrick Rose is a max player. Max guys have to be able to carry a team. If you are the best player, you have to be able to carry the team into the playoffs. I don’t...
Via Red's Army
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rondo: 'I love being a Celtic,' opinion of team hasn't changed

BOSTON — Kendrick Perkins said it before Wednesday’s game: Rajon Rondo shouldn’t leave Boston. The Celtics are a great fit for the point guard, Perkins explained — a team with a talented core and a smart, young coach. It’s a franchise Perkins said he himself would love to rejoin if Danny Ainge & Co. would have him. So, what’s Rondo’s take on the situation...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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