No big surprise here — Rajon Rondo's tantrum during the Pistons game resulted in more than just ejection. The NBA suspended him for two games today after reviewing his actions.
ESPN says he'll begin serving immediately, so he'll miss the Mavericks and Thunder games. That's the only part that catches my eye about this story. Players almost always seem to protest their suspensions, either looking for a reduced penalty, or trying to align them with certain games. Obviously, Dallas and Oklahoma City are two of the best teams in the NBA, so these two games are particularly costly. Perhaps the team and Rondo felt that getting this behind everyone before the all-star break was the way to go.
It'll be interesting to see how the team looks without him. I'm a big Rondo guy, but the offense has looked bad lately, as he's shot more and the team in general seems averse to moving the ball. If a Bradley-led attack leads us to a win or two over western powerhouses, will that mean something to Danny Ainge as he looks to shape the roster going forward?