Rajon Rondo raised some eyebrows with his comments that the Celtics have some issues in the locker room.
Danny Ainge responded to Rondo's comments on WEEI:
focused on elements other than winning a championship this year. At the
same time, he suggested that the point guard's public assessment of the
team — in contrast to players such as Kevin Garnett, whom Ainge
praised for identifying areas of his own game that required improvement
— was not ideal, a message that Ainge said he and coach Doc Rivers
delivered to Rondo on Wednesday.
"I don’t think that’s leadership," said Ainge. "Even though it may be true, that’s what all of a sudden brings speculation."
I don't have a problem with Rajon's comments. He didn't call out a player by name. Did his words create speculation? Hell yes. But something needs to be done to jumpstart this team. Whatever the current leadership (Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and KG) is doing, it isn't working.
On Page 2, what Ainge had to say about Pierce's foot injury.
only question for us now is when we play Paul," said Ainge. "There was
just too many people that were trying to find, speculating, too many
sources out there, I don’t know who these sources are, but it’s
"I believe what I’m dealing with today, with
Paul, if this were a playoff game, Paul would be playing. He’d be
playing tonight if it were a playoff game. … Paul was contemplating
playing today. … I’m not concerned about the foot. That’s been put to
That's great news. Boy, David Aldridge really screwed up this story.