If there were any doubts that this team was squarely in Rajon Rondo’s serving platter-sized hands, general manager Danny Ainge made it abundantly clear. (ESPN Boston)
“The way he played last year in the playoffs, I thought was pretty incredible. He proved he’s the best player on the team. He’s a guy that has earned the respect of his teammates and coaches. And I think that’s a big step. We’re excited for him this year, he’s worked really hard this summer as well.”
The University of Kentucky product has advanced his play every season and talent wise is the best player on the team. Danny Ainge solidifying this is a nod to his leadership abilities– giving him the reigns could be risky, but so far Rondo has stepped up by bolstering his public image (and organizing team workouts at UCLA) throughout the offseason. The Celtics will need him to play like the best player on the team to have a chance at banner 18. Check out the video for the full interview where Ainge touches on some of the other offseason storylines.