Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Celtics Morning Joe: Where Ainge "could have buried" Rondo's absence

By no means does Felger back Rondo's decision. He, like every other media guy, digs into Rondo. Felger does on the other hand point out something, that I pretty much did as well. Ainge could have stuck his foot in his mouth on this one. Rondo was in the wrong, without question. But, like I said, this should have remained in house.


Felger thinks that what Rondo did flies in the face of what Celtics fans have been preaching all season about keeping a winning culture in Boston even if the team isn't good.

"It's about Rajon Rondo, you put a 'C' on his jersey to act a certain way," Felger said. "Look, I've heard a lot from your Green Teamers this year and that is you don't want to tank because you want to instill a winning culture, you want to instill a professional culture. You want to teach these guys how to do it the right way . . . Now your captain blows off a game for his birthday and it's not a big deal. You can't have it both ways, Max."

Felger also points out that Celtics GM Danny Ainge could have made this into less of a deal, but instead chose to say that Rondo's absence was inexcused and that he'll be talking with him about it.

I think the big debate is how will the Celtics take care of this. Will they suspend Rondo a game or two? I think his pocket will take a hit first, before any missed games. But who really knows at this point.

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