WEEI writer, and friend of Red's Army, Jess Camerato spent some time out in Vegas this summer watching the summer league and talking to a lot of the players. One thing she heard a lot of, was Rajon Rondo praise from the rookie guards.
Tyreke Evans told WEEI.com. "He goes out there, plays with his
teammates, plays defense, gets to the basket. He does everything that
his team needs him to do."
“I'm a big Rajon Rondo fan,” Milwaukee guard [and fellow Oak Hill academy graduate Brandon Jennings] said. “I think what he
did in the playoffs was awesome. I try to take something from him. He
might not be one of the best shooters in the league, but he gets the
job done. He does everything else that a team needs and he's a true
I obviously share their opinion. I think Rondo has progressed from a guy struggling off the bench to burgeoning NBA superstar amazingly quickly. It's nice to see other young players looking up to him. That's just a taste of it. The whole piece is worth checking out.
Now comes the issue of who will back Rondo up… because it doesn't look like Gabe Pruitt's gonna be the guy.
Pruitt, whose option deadline is Friday. The Celtics are leaning toward
not picking up Pruitt’s option, which would leave the guard free to
sign with another team.
Obviously, he'd be part of the Marquis Daniels sign-and-trade… if that ever happens. I'll be interested to see if he gets it together somewhere else. I think he could be on the verge of a productive career… but maybe I'm just looking at it through my green glasses.
Celtics 17 used Chuck's name in a headline again… but this time they threw mine in there too… since they interviewed us about Red's Army and the Celtics. The photo used in the post is actually a mouse pad currently available in the Red's Army store.