Anyone going to the game tonight in hopes of experiencing, first-hand, the lightning quick speed and uncanny passing ability of Rajon Rondo in person (i.e., ME!)… forget it… Rondo says he’s most likely out again tonight. That means more talk about who will back him up. There’s no doubt the C’s will at least explore a veteran this year… but the long term solution might be sitting on the bench… wearing #13.
“He’ll grow into being a pure point guard,” said [Utah Flash Head Coach Brad] Jones by telephone. “He’s a playmaker and if you can pass the ball to set people up like he can, you can be a point guard. When he is in the mind-set of setting people up, he can be a point guard.”
Might as well find out more about what the kid can do right now. Let’s toss him in there tonight a few times and get him some more time. The few minutes he played against Portland weren’t bad. He showed an ability to get to the hoop and get a shot off. We’ll need a better option come playoff time (I STILL can’t believe I get to say that now)
Herald: A win-win for the Celtics | Globe: 76ers Thumbnails | Philly Burbs: Celtics bring out best in opponents | Philly Inquirer: C’s aren’t stressed over stumble | LA Times: Cassell deal is discussed | ESPN: Trade Rumors | Souza: House hopes he’s on point | SI: McCallum – C’s are only human
And finally… Leon Powe is a total badass… except when it comes to watching his son be born:
“I was doing good for the whole delivery until the end,” said Powe. “Then they showed me the baby coming out, and I almost passed out. That was just too much. My legs were weak. I had to go sit down.”