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“Rajon might not be here for the beginning of the year or however long he takes, so it would be tough for us to be a contender or get in a position to contend. Everybody saw that and I think that helped the decision on both sides.”
The moves were franchise-altering and they were swift. Doc Rivers was sent to the Los Angeles Clippers in a trade, and on draft night, the framework of a megadeal was put in place with Brooklyn.
“It was like a domino effect,” Pierce said. “It was like (the Rondo injury) was there and then Doc. When you put all that stuff together, you know the writing was on the wall.”
This is an interesting theory. I’m 99.9% sure the Celtics would have beaten the Knicks if Rajon Rondo played in that series. But I doubt they would have beaten Miami in the 2nd round.
Coming off a second round exit, Danny Ainge would have been faced with a salary cap strapped roster and two aging stars. Not exactly a promising scenario.
I’m convinced the roster shake-up was happening, Rondo injury or not.
The rest of the links:
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