The NBA’s best point guard, Rajon Rondo, is out for the season due to a torn ACL on Sunday night against the Miami Heat.
What will the big three do since their third player is out for the season and will be on the sideline? Does coach Doc Rivers have a backup plan? Rondo will have to go through MRI scans for his torn ACL, which means he would be truly out for the season says the doctors.
Celtic Nation’s are at a steal point and at a lost of words. First Ray Allen takes his talent to South Beach with the Miami Heat. They say if you cant beat them then join them. Then Rondo tears his ACL playing against his former playmate/competition.
For a rather conservative general manager in Danny Ainge (not just in sports by the way), this will presumptively be the course of action he’ll take. Perhaps he will choose to go after a desperately needed scorer, but in order to fill the void at the point guard spot left by Rondo, a backcourt by committee seems the most plausible scenario. Though a combination of Avery Bradley, Jason Terry, Courtney Lee, and Leandro Barbosa certainly does not sound too appealing, an addition of Paul Pierce at “point-forward” would certainly aid ball control and movement on the offensive side. And Doc Rivers, without question, figures to play a more prominent role in play-calling on offense, as his only certified point guard on the roster is out for the year.
Well coming from a Heat fan the Celtics aren’t the best team in the West, but Rondo is a good player. I wish him a healthy recovery and good luck next year.