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Q: When you said you felt nothing when the trade went down …
RR: “That was blown out of proportion.”
Q: So what was the story behind it?
RR: “I don’t really say much and speak out on exactly what happened. I talk to Kevin all the time. I talk to P. Obviously it was different when the trade went down. I didn’t expect it to happen. I had just gotten off the plane. It happens, and that’s the business. I’m not going to say it was, ‘forget about it’. We still talk about them in the locker room today, tell stories about how KG was, things Paul did. At the end of the day, I still talk to every one of those guys. I talk to Jet, I talk to P, I talked to Kevin yesterday. We still check on each other. It’s a brotherhood. It’s something that you can’t break. We won titles together. We been through the fire together. It’s just something for life.”
Haunt may be a bit of a stretch but I’m in the Halloween spirit. I can’t tell you how much I love to hear Rajon Rondo say he’s telling stories about KG and Paul in the locker room.
I know I’ve knocked him for his maturity, but Rondo’s leadership is really shining through this preseason. Yes, he won’t truly be tested until the team is mired in an 8 game losing streak in February, but he’s doing everything right – right now.
This is the Celtics tradition. Passing on the secrets of success from era to era. It’s also why Rondo is so important to this team. You need someone, a non-coach, to reign in the youngsters and establish a veteran work ethic.
Rajon also made it clear he wants to be here:
RR: “I love it here. The fans are great here. And Danny (Ainge, Boston’s president of basketball operations) has been straightforward with me. This is my team. Why would I want to leave? Why would I want out? I never really backed away from a challenge. This would be a challenge. I’m looking forward to working with coach Stevens. It’s a brand new start for us as a team. A lot of new players and a lot of young guys willing to listen, so I’m very excited about that.”
If you want more on Rondo’s shoe deal with Anta, KWAPT will have an update later this morning.
The rest of the links:
ESPN Boston – C’s put emphasis on hockey assist | Rondo talks road to recovery | Celtics training days | CSNNE – Vitor likes his sleep | Green, Wallace form small forward tandem | Stevens wants improvement on glass | Rondo speaks on Doc, Garnett, recovery | Herald – Pressey gets a shot | Rondo fashions slow return | WEEI – In defense of Kris Humphries