Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Rondo skips Sacramento trip, Ainge looking into it

Rajon Rondo has reportedly missed the trip to Sacramento Saturday, without the teams thumbs up. It was the captains birthday, and it was already known that he wasn't playing in the back-to-back against the Kings. I'm kind of split at the moment about this. Overall this is a non-issue for me.

From Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald

“We already talked about it,” Rondo said. “There’s nothing to talk about.”

That doesn’t appear to be the case. President of basketball operations Danny Ainge said yesterday he is still looking into the situation.

“I plan on talking to Rondo when he gets back into town,” he told the Herald. “I’ll find out more about what went into it, and then we’ll handle it internally. We handle all of those kind of issues internally.”

The possibility exists that Rondo could be fined, but if not, the team will likely gain a more well-defined set of rules from this.


  1. I think what we had here was a bit of passive aggressive behavior from Rondo and a bit of passive aggressive behavior from Danny (this information just happened to leak out, so that Rondo could get hammered in the media and on the internet) - indicative of a rapidly deteriorating relationship, I think. Meanwhile the good folks on the internet are dogging Rondo for not leading this tank-engineered team to the playoffs. It's now been proven that he is a roleplayer, a complementary player, not a main guy, apparently! Yup, Rondo, at nowhere near 100% but still managing over ten assists per game in the last six or so, while playing the the local masonic lodge, is a role player! Smell the hate. As I've said many times, it all so reminds me of the controverseys that used to swirl around Flutie.

  2. I was so looking for your response. classic

  3. This isn't a character issue, or a work ethic, or even a team thing. We knew days before that Rondo wasn't playing in the Kings game, it was out right at the damn All-Star break. It was his birthday, and I know a lot of people have that day off where ever you work. If this was a normal year, where Rondo played in back-to-backs then this would be an issue.