Bob Ryan on Rondo, NBA free agency

Bob Ryan on Rondo, NBA free agency
March 17, 2014, 1:45 am
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The Celtics are (thankfully) coming down the home stretch here.

Their most recent loss came Sunday night at the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans. Rajon Rondo had a rough night, going 3-for-14 from the field. He took the blame for the loss, too.

A few days before that, he was asked about the support he has from Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck. Rondo appreciated getting that support from Grousbeck, but the Boston Globe's Bob Ryan has some bad news for Rondo: He and Wyc don't have much of a say.

"Rondo isn't in charge here. Danny's in charge," Ryan said. "Danny Ainge is going to make the judgment about whether or not he's the centerpiece of the next movement or whether somebody will overpay for him elsewhere. It's nice that the owner is giving his support, and it's nice that he appreciates that support, but he's not in charge of his destiny here. It's Danny Ainge controlling it."

Ainge has more on his plate than just Rondo. He's going to have some cap space to work with this offseason, and plenty of draft picks, too.

Mike Giardi wonders if the C's will be able to bring in a super star free agent. Ryan continues with the bad news.

"The next one they get of that nature would be the first one," Ryan said. "We here in Boston, old cold eastern city. Forget the banners, forget the floor, forget the tradition, none of this generation cares anything about that. It's about money, it's about climate, it's about a lot of this stuff. We haven't gotten anybody yet, but it would be nice if we could."