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Has Rondo started to wear out his welcome in Boston?

Dec 1, 2011, 9:35 PM EDT

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CSN New England’s Donny Marshall — the former NBA player who covers the Celtics and does some color commentary for the team’s broadcasts — was on NBC’s SportsTalk today talking Rajon Rondo and saying the Celtics were open to moving Rajon Rondo more because of his personality than his game.

“My sources tell me he’s started to wear his welcome out a little bit,” Marshall said.

Marshall also says that you can’t put trading anybody past GM Danny Ainge, who is fearless about exploring and making moves.

  1. bozosforall - Dec 1, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    Boston fans have got to be the most wishy-washy fans on earth. No wonder they elected both John Kerry and Mitt Romney to political office to represent the state. Players should RUN away from anyone who asks them to play for any team there, as all that awaits at the end of their time there is negativity and scorn from an ungrateful bunch of crybabies.

    • honeyboywilson - Dec 1, 2011 at 11:01 PM

      Yes, it worked out so badly for Larry Bird.

      • bozosforall - Dec 2, 2011 at 2:27 PM

        Funny that Bird works for the Pacers instead of the Celtics. Must not have liked Boston near as much as you idiots think he did.

    • ras1tafari - Dec 2, 2011 at 9:56 AM

      How are we wishy-washy?
      All Boston fans want is grit and effort.

      Think of Boston’s favorite atheletes: Bobby Orr, Cam Neely, Yaz, Bird, Russell. Guys who shut up, worked hard, and gave it their all – every time.

      Rajon Rondo is none of those things. He is a mentally fragile player with marginally-above avg skills, who won’t try to be the best he can. You go be a fan of that player and that kind of team. I’ll be rooting for Paul Pierce. A guy who gave 100% on a 27 game winner in ’07.

      • bozosforall - Dec 8, 2011 at 10:07 AM

        Keep on smoking that ganja, rasdumbfounded. All Boston wants is cheap salaries for top play. As soon as someone gets paid, Boston fans start looking for any and every excuse to dump the player. Why any player would want to put up with that crap is beyond me (and no, they don’t give a crap about your overwrought “history, etc.” line of BS). Boston has long ago ceased to be relevant, with only one NBA title in the last 25 years.

    • kygreen - Dec 2, 2011 at 11:18 AM

      Just ouf of curiosity……… what team do you root for?
      I’m guessing Knicks but I’d be interested in knowing.

      • bozosforall - Dec 2, 2011 at 2:24 PM

        Knicks? Get real, moron.

    • boston25rocketman - Dec 2, 2011 at 11:26 AM

      And that makes you what, the most boneheaded bozo?

      • bozosforall - Dec 2, 2011 at 2:25 PM

        Make me more intelligent than you will ever be, pocketrocketslurper.

  2. lphboston - Dec 2, 2011 at 8:49 AM

    Here in Boston it seems like it’s one thing after another with Rondo.

    He’s pissed about his contract, then gets paid.

    Then he’s pissed when there’s not enough money left to pay his buddy Perkins and goes into a funk.

    He get more pissed when the president jokes about his outside shooting.

    Now he’ll be ticked off because Ainge wanted to trade him for one of the best players in the league.

    He’s a terrific but incomplete player and it seems like the Celtics realize that his lack of shooting skills will be exposed even more when Garnett, Pierce and Allen head into the sunset.

  3. neelymessier - Dec 2, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    I do hear some blind babies here. 1) Chris Paul is not coming to Boston. 2) The idea that Rondo doesn’t give total effort is pure hogwash. Yeah he doesn’t have an outside game. But he is a career .486 shooter, an excellent defender, pushes the offense to run, and a great assist man. He was upset that Perkins left? Who wasn’t? That trade hurt the Celts and helped OKC. Ray Allen takes night after night off… where’s the love? Rondo will still be Celt when the grisly veterans have retired.

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