“It wasn’t that bad,” Rondo said of the injury he sustained Friday night. “I’m planning on [Wednesday]. I’m getting treatment.”
That link starts out about Kevin Garnett, and how he won’t be back until Sunday at the earliest. Big Baby is day-to-day… although he left on crutches.
But right now our big concern is Rajon Rondo. I think we saw yesterday how valuable he is to the team. So valuable, you can argue he should be an MVP candidate (although I know he won’t be).
As for his back up, Stephon Marbury… Doc’s blaming himself, and the decision to start Marbury, for yesterday’s loss.
“(The coaching staff) kept going back and forth and I said to myself, ‘You have to go with your instincts.’ If you start Marbury, it may affect Paul and Ray, because he doesn’t know enough stuff to get them going. And if you start Eddie (House) you have to worry about ball pressure. My instinct was to start Eddie, and I talked myself out of it.”
He’s right about Eddie being better in the offense… but I’m ok with starting Marbury. Who better than the first unit to teach him how to run this offense? I’m not upset at the loss. I’m not even upset at the turnovers. Those are a learning process. Believe it or not, Paul throwing the ball to no one on the wing is a good thing if you look at it in terms of learning. That’s an ugly play, but it will teach Marbury where he should have been on the offense. If he learns the offense a little more quickly because of it… then it will be worth it.
Herald: Pointless loss for Celtics | Ray Allen shows true range | Pierce scores place in Celtics big 3 | KG needs more healing time | Globe: C’s can’t get a leg up vs. Orlando | Celtics going to great pains to get healthy | Fan experience part 2: gadgets bring the game closer | Camerato: Magic a problem without KG | WEEI: Celtics beaten and beaten up | Sounds of the game | Souza: Powe takes a beating, keeps producing | Megliola: Beat up C’s fall