Rajon Rondo is out for the season, but does that mean the Celtics chances of competing are hovering around zero-percent?
In fact, CSNNE's Mike Felger thinks the Celtics can be better without Rondo in the lineup.
A small sample size backs up his claim. The Celtics play better defense with him out of the game, and have won three games without him.
Felger gives his take on Sports Tonight with Lou Merloni.
"Of course there's a chance. Haven't you seen it before? Teams lose one of their best players and they sort of rally together and get controbutions from certain people and become a better team, T-E-A-M, remember that? And so, I've seen it in other sports myself and I think there's a good chance it could happen with this Celtics team.
"I'm not saying they're a world champion, but Lou, they were three games under .500 going into yesterday. They rank 21st in the NBA in offense. Rajon Rondo's defense has been horrible this year. So I guarantee you they're going to be better on defense, but there's no reason to think that they can't be better than three games under .500 and 21st in the league on offense. They'll probably be better in both without Rajon Rondo."
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