Thomsen: 'Celtics will miss Rondo come playoff time'
Wed, 6 Feb 2013|
Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen joins Sports Tonight to discuss the Celtics play as of late, and how they still will miss Rondo come playoff time.
Tonight the post game show after the Celtics would have Toronto KG says I love this team. We're playing great together we have each other's back. Not enough can go wrong between now and February 21 for him to -- the trade. Clause the no trade clause not enough to go wrong. They've they've brought him back because they want to keep winning obviously and they they also won. To teach these young players how to win and the way you do that is you get them to practice with Kevin Garnett and every day -- and you get them into these situations where the winning games. -- -- winning why would -- suddenly turned her back on that strategy makes no sense Doc Rivers has the best -- of his life with them. We gave me no trade clause because they've clearly said don't look you signed with us we need to worry about being treated. Specialist doctor it just makes no sense need to trade him -- team goals dump her. Then they'll win a single game the rest of the year what are -- teaching these young players have to be and deal. And I I think there is a 1%. Or less chance of this happening. And it's a no trade clause and those were two reasons I don't want to stay here why because he asked for a no trade clause until the ownership doesn't wanna trade him and I know that because they give -- -- -- plausible -- if that was a -- these parties -- for Kevin Garnett to move to another contender. NASA that no trade at any age really wanted to push that new regular button and have the option to trade Kevin craft projects he wanted to. No trades -- just go back to that decision alone. I think would cause but in the -- Want to -- all three of these old guys together to help from Ray Allen no trade for three tonight I can take that so what did you think now what's gonna turn around a couple months later let Danny -- and I don't think -- -- So many times to see these young teams they want to rebuild and rebuild and losing situations and they teach young players terrible habits they'll learn anything the Celtics are trying to learn from that and teach these guys on the way. It isn't like you are right on coming and had a lot -- those also apply to the theatrics and they have a -- what I've got no use for knuckle push ups and all that nonsense but I think that when it comes to true leadership. Kevin Garnett is rare yeah it is for that league about as good as you can get and I think that they lost Kevin Garnett. This thing would fall apart Rondo forget about it the better off without that jerk in the clubhouse -- even Paul Pierce I think they could lose Paul Pierce. But they lost Kevin Garnett forget about it it's over you lost -- Here's this year there it would be this and they win win another game you guys everything for them and in fact that they make the playoffs he's going to be one of the most value won't be an MVP. He's going to be one of the most valuable players on playoff team because we take him out. That's all that. Okay now is -- learning his lesson from that -- at home watching them all right these guys are better than only maybe he had been hanging onto the ball a little bit too long -- you get this. Now from what Donny -- -- a post game live he was told Rondo right now is eating humble pie Rondo has said. He gets it. He misses the play of the game. He realizes. What he did wrong. Easy to say now. Will he feel that way when he comes secondary injury next fall. I talk to it and NBA advance scout. Lists ends can be out tomorrow on our website but I just I don't know -- they Q you said that. Rondo was looking to get the assistant retire and you want make the hockey -- if he was on if -- they were on the brakes you do want to pass the ball and lose control. -- want to make the past the swung the ball around. And if that's true that explains everything now they're running because the Bulls who moved ahead of balls good or switching from one side for an. People -- gave shots Jason Terry looks like different from some Jeff Green all these guys are playing better now is he a villain. I think the guy was trying to be a leader and he's thinking Chris Paul dominates the ball Steve -- thumb is the ball this is what I need to do because I don't think he's a natural reason she. She's like that record he like that's stupid double digit assist record the triple double thing grew a life of its own. I don't Rondo was always looking after the test scores till I get the assist on that one. I did a little fairy tale I wishful thinking that they get used to that to show leadership that you like numbers. I think I think Ian has I think you're both right in that you use it as a point when they said OK it's your team. I don't think they define how would your team and he is now and right and I think it walked into that I think it happened to the point where all of like I am getting these numbers so I need to dominate the ball on the man now. And then it turned into comedy -- like half I think. Quite frankly I think they needed to tellem not to do it that way I don't think anybody ever sets won't stop -- the ball he had to get hurt in -- yet. Well we saw him after this after he got hurt and doc was very clear that he thought they were gonna win without. So obviously he saw what the problem was and he's out for defense despite removing one guy. And a better team. Absolutely not in this league you need to have efficiency and we've got talent. And you'll see in the playoffs -- it's.