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Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 at 12:28 pm  |  13 responses

Danny Ainge Says Rajon Rondo ‘Needs to be in Control’


Rajon Rondo was suspended two games for his part in the Celtics’ mini-brawl with the Nets, and though Boston’s President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge doesn’t sound too pleased that it happened, he does seem optimistic that it won’t happen again. Via the Boston Globe: “President of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he had a private conversation with Rondo regarding his third suspension in nine months, and he understands that Rondo’s temper and passion won’t change. ‘Rondo and I talked and I think Rondo is not happy with the fact that he’s not there on this team in the next two games,’ Ainge said Friday. ‘I think that’s the most important thing. Rondo’s a very emotional player, he’s a tough competitor. And I think he realizes that it’s more important to play.’ When asked about Rondo’s growing reputation as a volatile player, Ainge said: ‘I think [three suspensions in nine months] is high. I just hope the next nine months is better. Hey, listen, it’s not good. There’s nothing good about it but I love the kid, he’s a competitor, he’s a warrior, and he needs to be in control, and I’m confident he will. If it happens once in the next nine months, then maybe that’s progress instead of three times. I don’t expect that Rondo’s going to play the rest of his career and not go over the line emotionally. I guess I’m OK with that, just going to learn from it.’”

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  • bobbyKnight

    Danny is itching to trade Rajon. There. I said it.

  • spit hot fiyah

    danny seems to be itching to trade anyone…except kg who has a no trade clause

  • Max

    He’s such a fake tough guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    i bet hes even tryna find a way to trade him too

  • Dre Day

    They are going to trade Rando stop that _ _ _ _ ok

  • Dre Day

    They not going to trade Rando ok so stop it

  • Dre Day

    The best PG in the NBA right now no way will they do that people!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    not true at all! how is he fake??? He always backs up all of his actions

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    says who? who would they trade him for? and why?…personally I think its ridiculous

  • Shifty

    Yeah how do you back your statement? Ive seen him walk up to bigger players in the past. What, is he fake because he doesn’t swing? No one really swings in te NBA and it happens like once every 4 or 5 years, the pacers pistons battle and that time when the nuggets and knicks went at it are standouts. Only player who throws swings recently has been metta. It woul be stupid to swing at someone in te NBA which is why everyone grabs at each oter and gets in each other faces.

  • ErnieD

    Rondo wont get traded, unless is was a completely lopsided trade. Won’t say who that would be for, but it would be for a dominant big and a starting point. Meanwhile, I have more issues with Paul Pierce. He’s lost a step on his game, not shooting as well, and is getting totally burned on defense. Only teams it would possibly want him would be teams like LA, Dallas, San Antonio, or even Memphis. Any team that needs an extra part to go deeper in to the playoffs. Celtics have a great need for rebounding and tougher post play at both ends, and should try to trade Pierce before he leaves next year for a new deal. Love the guy, and he will retire a Celtic someday, but he still has value, and should no longer be the “Go To Guy” on a team being run by faster legs like Rondo, Terry, Lee, Green, etc. Get someone to take the inside pressure off of KG and his aging knees!

  • Max

    I’m just kidding.

  • Max

    Jk.

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