Staying patient can be hard. It's even hard in everyday life at times. As a fan you want to win every year, and winning in 2008 was a much needed win, but of course we want that high again. Danny Ainge will stay patient. Will he stay patient with Rondo as the Celtics franchise player? That's one of the big questions this coming season. You know me. I hope Danny can build around Rondo. But the clock is ticking on Rondo. Being patient when you have a star to build around can be a hard task.
“Danny has been very disciplined,” Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca said. “He could have made a lot of deals by now, but not for the kind of player we want.”
That would be a rising star to pair with Rajon Rondo or, in the event of trading the point guard, another cornerstone player.
“I can’t control that,” he said of a restless public. “Typically — and you see it with all of the teams here — Boston fans understand what’s going on. Everyone wants to win, but I can’t let these things impact what we’re trying to do. You can’t force this.”
This isn't easy. I wish the Celtics were in the thick of things against LeBron and Cleveland. I do think the East is wide open, but do I think any team in the Eastern Conference will win it all next year? I don't think so. I wouldn't be shocked if the Cavs do, but I don't expect them to win the Finals. The clock it ticking on Rondo, and Ainge doesn't have the urgency to build a team around him, but it's not easy either. Danny can't force teams to trade their best players. Being patient is hard, especially for Rondo fans.