Ryan: Rondo not a 'selfish assist guy'

Ryan: Rondo not a 'selfish assist guy'
March 10, 2014, 10:15 pm
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Bob Ryan joins Early Edition to discuss the recent play of Rajon Rondo and his new opinion of him.

Rajon Rondo has taken more than his fair share of criticism over the years - some deserved, some maybe not so much.

You're either a big fan of him, or you aren't it seems.

Bob Ryan has spent time on both sides of the fence, but the new Rondo - the one who looks to be a better shooter - may have Ryan being on the pro-Rondo side of things.

Last year, though, he was hanging out with the anti-Rondo crowd. He spoke with Gary Tanguay and Kirk Minihane about that on CSNNE's Early Edition.

"I trashed him. And if I'm wrong, great," Ryan said. "A year ago at this time when they were winning without him, and saying he was a selfish assist guy, he lived for assists, and that doesn't mean you're helping the team if you're passing up shots and you can't shoot. I said maybe he's going to sit around and take notes and come back as a better player. And by the way he has worked on his shot. I don't know if he sat around and took the notes, but he's a better player."

But can the Celtics still build a championship contender around him and guys like Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk? The guys discuss this in the video.