Gary Tanguay didn't make Danny Ainge very happy when he suggested on 98.5 The Sports Hub's Toucher & Rich on Thursday morning that Rajon Rondo might not be giving his all for the Celtics in an attempt improve Boston's draft position.
"I bet you he's not playing well because it benefits him to lose," Tanguay said. "I don't think he's trying that hard, but then again why should he?"
For the record, Ainge later said that Rondo wants to win at anything, even at checkers vs. his own daughther.
Still, Tanguay cites Rondo's lazy pass that Kevin Garnett intercepted that sealed the Nets' victory over the Celtics last Sunday in KG and Paul Pierce's return to the Garden as an example of Rondo not putting forth his best effort since returning after missing nearly a year following knee surgery."
Here's more of Tanguay's theory. Are you buying it?
"Rondo's been named captain. Danny has said that they've talked to him about an extension," Tanguay said. "So, if you're Rondo you want to get somebody who can help you win because he can make more money because he's a free agent after next season."