While we sit here and shake our heads that the Celtics are considering Ime Udoka and Larry Hughes, Rondo remains pleasedwith Danny Ainge’s course of action.
“I’ve been talking to Danny,” Rondo said. “There’s something happening every day up there. You can tell that things are busy. They’ve made some good moves so far, I can tell you that. I know it also takes time for some things, but I like the direction we’re headed in.”
I feel like we’ve forgotten how good this offseason has been. When it started, we thought we might lose Doc Rivers and Ray Allen (Pierce was never leaving). But we’ve got the starting five back, signed Jermaine O’Neal, kept Nate Robinson, drafted a rookie Doc loves (albeit one I am not sold on) and still have Rasheed’s contract to maneuver with. And I’ll tell ya, once teams are staring the luxury tax in the mug, that retiring contract is going to look like gold.
On top of all that Ainge kept all the new contracts (except Pierce’s) to two-year deals, so the Celtics will be big shoppers in the summer of 2012. Things haven’t gone perfectly, sure, and the thought of Udoka, Hughes or Jason Kapono coming off the bench makes me want to hurl, but this offseason certainly could have gone a lot worse. And it still has plenty of room for improvement.
In Danny we trust. I think.
Bonus coverage: Check out Rondo’s interview on Red’s Army. The media is nothing more than a nuisance to Rajon.