NBA Roundtable

Rondo Steps Up As Leader

In Uncategorized on September 26, 2008 at 7:12 pm

Good article in the Boston Globe about Kevin Garnett’s preparations for the upcoming season which is worth checking out. Garnett sounds in great form despite missing most of much reported intense summer workouts. But there was one quote in the article that really stood out and it wasn’t about KG:

“We’ve been in the rotation [working out] for two weeks now,” Garnett said. “Rajon Rondo got all the guys up [to Waltham] the 5th of September. He called up some of the young guys. Big Baby [Glen Davis] has been in Boston the whole summer. We’ve been together for about 2 1/2 weeks now, coming in, working out.

You gotta love seeing young Rajon Rondo stepping up as clubhouse leader. It’s not just that Rondo called his teammates up and tried to get them in to workouts early in the summer, but the reaction from his teammates in following his lead. Great stuff.

Also, very good news on Glen Davis spending the summer in Boston working on his game. Big season for Davis, perhaps a make-or-break year for his Celtics future considering Leon Powe’s upcoming contractual situation and the interest in bringing in a true center (like the O Bryant gamble).

Update: Reports (media day) of Rajon Rondo bulking up in the offseason. Reportedly the C’s had to tell him to lay off the gym work because he was getting to big for his body. He’s added 9 lbs of muscle this offseason.

  1. These guys all have a great attitude. Rondo’s accepting his leadership position. Big Baby has a burning desire to be GREAT, but still not rock the boat getting there. Powe says he has a jump shot now. Tony Allen is playing without a brace. Darius Miles was brought here to play defence FIRST then score. If he does were a better team than last years team. Walker would have been a top ten draft choice with out a knee problen. He jumps like Vince Carter
    and loves to play defence.

    Last years young guys have all gotten better and the rookies will contribute. The 7 footer Mr. O’Bryant strength is defence. Nellie wanted him to run and shoot but thats not his game. If gets serious about defence he could be better than Kendrick at center.

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