|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 22, 2014 at 5:15 AM|
When was the last time that Rondo played that bad? You can take some posistives from the game against Miami, but it was another game that meant that Rondo is still not Rondo. This is his preseason, and more, because Rondo hasn't played for a year. He's three games in, and he hasn't played up to his standars.
He will talk with trainer Ed Lacerte and other team officials Wednesday morning and "see how it goes. I'll do my best to keep icing and take care of it."
On Tuesday, Rondo played nearly 26 minutes which was the most action he has had since returning to the Celtics lineup.
In Boston's 93-86 loss to Miami, Rondo had one point while missing all eight of his shots from the field.
When asked what he took away from the loss, Rondo said, "Nothing. The only thing is, I don't think I can play any worse than that."
And as Rondo noted, the Celtics do play Washington on Wednesday so he won't have an opportunity to marinate on his poor performance against the Heat.
"It's the NBA. We got a game (on Wednesday)," said Rondo, who quickly noted that he doesn't "know if I'm playing. I don't have to think about this game for very long."
Rondo in his first three games this season, is averaging 5 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.7 rebounds in 22 minutes. For the remainder of the season, Rondo will be getting himself ready for next season and beyond. Is this season lost? No, but what's your take on a loss season. Missing the playoffs? Maybe tanking. This season is about building a culture, like I've said before. If the Celtics make the playoffs, great, they can build off of that, and if they don't. Then fine, this team has become about learning, and Danny's job has been about consrtucitng this team to win soon.