TD Mailbag: Is Rondo too used to Doc's offense?

TD Mailbag: Is Rondo too used to Doc's offense?
April 12, 2014, 11:15 am
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Prior to Friday's 106-103 win over the Charlotte Bobcats, Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn answered questions from the TD Mailbag.

One question suggested that Rajon Rondo is too used to running Doc Rivers' slower, half-court offense. Tommy believes the statement has some truth to it.

"I think he's developed habits that preclude him of totally getting the message that an up-tempo game is really what this team wants from beginning to end." said Heinsohn, "The coaches have been on the sideline yelling, 'push the ball, push the ball!'"

The Celtics Hall of Famer believes the up-tempo game is a valuable asset for the current Celtics team.

"This team is not nearly as good as the team that won the title (in 2008), by far." added Heinsohn, "The best strength they have is to get it up and down the floor… Rondo is between running and slowing it down. In my opinion he's got to speed it up."