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Green Street | WEEI Aug 27, 2014

Irish Coffee: Celtics rookie Marcus Smart isn’t ready to start and other things we learned from Rajon Rondo’s China tour

Rajon Rondo is in the midst of his annual trip to China, which means more exchanges between the Celtics point guard and a media contingent that probably understands his dry humor better than Boston’s. Take this, for example. Hoop China: “Who’s the next Rajon Rondo?” Rondo: “Nobody.” Hoop China: Straight face. Rondo: “Nobody.” Hoop China: […]
CelticsBlog Aug 26, 2014

CelticsBlog High Five with Jeff Goodman (on Rajon Rondo, the Celtics' plans, & more)

This should generate some discussion. Jeff Goodman (of ESPN) is not a fan of Rajon Rondo.  I'm a big fan and supporter of Rondo.  Oil and water, right? The thing is, I can respect the fact that he has an opinion and he backs it up, even if it is an unpopular (with some) viewpoint.  So we trade barbs on twitter about Rondo from time to time and it is all in good fun.  But a lot of Celtics fans take issue with Goodman and I thought it would be interesting to get his full side of the story and see why he has the opinion that he has of Rondo. So without further ado, here are my questions...
CelticsBlog Aug 21, 2014
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Bradley: "we have a chance to be a top-10 defensive team"

Back in the Boston area for his basketball camp, Avery Bradley talks about his confidence in what could be a very good defensive team this year with he and Rajon Rondo healthy and the addition of Marcus Smart in the back court. In ESPN's Summer Forecast, I pegged Avery Bradley as next season's MVP.  With the comfort of his new 4-year deal and finally a season where he and Rondo could both be healthy, I've got a feeling he's going to make the jump.  Kevin covered his improved shooting from late last season and this afternoon at his basketball camp in Dartmouth, AB talked about the team's...

Rondo, Ainge help Wyc with Ice Bucket

Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck didn't just accept Danny Ainge's Ice Bucket Challenge, he enlisted his help -- and that of captain Rajon Rondo -- while completing the task on Thursday at the team's training facility:
Green Street | WEEI Aug 19, 2014

Celtics invite Penn State PG Tim Frazier to camp

As is their custom, the Celtics added another point guard with a reputation for not being able to shoot, signing Penn State’s Tim Frazier for training camp. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Frazier will join Rajon Rondo, Marcus Smart and Phil Pressey as the fourth floor general in Waltham next month. The C’s will already have the requisite 15 players under […]
Rotoworld Aug 19, 2014

Celtics and Kings adamantly deny Rondo rumors - Rajon Rondo (G) Boston Celtics

Both the Kings and Celtics are denying rumors that the teams are close to a deal that would send Rajon Rondo to Sacramento.
Celtics Today Aug 17, 2014
Oh yeah, I thought Rondo was a bad guy? Another story to put that to rest

Oh yeah, I thought Rondo was a bad guy? Another story to put that to rest

It's been a week of pleasant Rondo stories hasn't it? Rondo is out there being a real dude, while Bob Ryan hates to look at his soul in the mirror. If it's not Dooling, or Doc Rivers saying great things about Rondo. Now it's "rookie" Nerlens Noel saying great things about Rondo. Noel sat out the entire year last season. Similar to Blake Griffin missing his rookie season a few years ago. ESPN BostonNerlens Noel, the Everett, Massachusetts native who missed all of his rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers while recovering from ACL surgery, said Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was the...

Fan Forecast: Rondo's best ahead?

AP Photo/Stephan SavoiaWill Rajon Rondo have his best season in green this year?To wrap up Week 1 of our Celtics Summer Forecast, we asked our panel whether Rajon Rondo would have the best season of his career during the 2014-15 campaign. The question split our panel in half (with the "yes" votes edging "no" by one vote in our 15-member panel). We put the same question to our readers and it produced similar results. Here's a sample of the best responses: Jon (No) Rondo is a walking triple double and a fearless player.
CelticsBlog Aug 16, 2014
The coach and star player effect

The coach and star player effect

It starts at the top and the Celtics couldn't have two better guys in Rajon Rondo and Brad Stevens leading this team into Year 2 of the rebuild. Superlatives have been thrown at Brad Stevens since he left the college game and signed a six-year deal to be the head coach of the Boston Celtics and although his first year wasn't exactly the picture of success, his team played hard and always competed.  He's always been touted as one of the smart young minds of the game, and now, he's getting a reputation around the league as a players' coach. Here's Kris Humphries on his former coach: Kris...

Noel lauds Rondo's help in recovery

Nerlens Noel, the Everett, Massachusetts native who missed all of his rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers while recovering from ACL surgery, said Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was the "biggest helper" while working his way back. Jack Arent/NBAE/Nerlens Noel said Rajon Rondo was a big influence in his rehab from ACL surgery.From a Q&A with CBSSports.com: Is it important to you now that you've been through it to talk to other guys if they go down with that same injury?
Celtics Today Aug 16, 2014
If you thought you knew Rajon Rondo, take a look at a former teammates comments

If you thought you knew Rajon Rondo, take a look at a former teammates comments

This is a great story. This story puts the "Rondo" stereotype out there, and Dooling also explains the real Rondo. Yes, Rondo is a different guy, but he's also a good person at heart. Dooling puts it best when he says, "these are the characteristics of many great men". I enjoyed reading this about Rondo,and I hope you do as well. Hoops HypeIt began with my mentorship of Rajon Rondo. Before coming to Boston, I was a little wary of him. I had heard so many stories about how tough he was to work with and how hard he was to talk to – I just didn’t know what I was in for. His reputation was...
CelticsBlog Aug 14, 2014

10 reasons why Rajon Rondo is going to have a MONSTER year

Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say. But nothing comes out when they move their lips. Just a bunch of gibberish... With all the trade speculation surrounding Rajon Rondo this offseason (which I fully admit I feed into on this blog) I felt like I needed to get this topic off my chest. Sure, there are some things that could prevent Rajon Rondo from having a good year.  Things like injury issues (lingering or new ones), personality conflicts (if you believe some of the rumblings about him from some corners), and even just the lack of established stars around him on...
Boston Globe Aug 13, 2014

Watch: Dzen on the Celtics Rebuild, and When the C's Might Trade Rajon Rondo

CineSport's Noah Coslov and Boston.com's Gary Dzen talk about the Celtics roster plans, if they can sign an elite free agent in 2015 and when to expect Rajon Rondo to be traded.
CelticsBlog Aug 12, 2014

Celtics complete ALS Bucket Challenge

Coach Brad Stevens joined Rajon Rondo and Evan Turner in completing the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS. Calling out all Celtics fans: Coach Stevens took the #IceBucketChallenge & he’s challenging @Celtics fans to donate and help #StrikeOutALS. http://t.co/tL4uF7fW1g — Boston Celtics (@celtics) August 12, 2014 Coach Stevens joined Rajon Rondo and the newest Celtic, Evan Turner, to raise awareness for ALS: amp;amp;lt;iframe src="//instagram.com/p/raEc45tq9B/embed/" mce_src="//instagram.com/p/raEc45tq9B/embed/" width="612" height="710" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"...

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