Rajon Rondo tore ACL out for season

Rajon Rondo tore ACL out for season

Postby Basketball Fan on Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:58 pm

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BREAKING: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo has a torn ACL. Surgery date TBD.



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Re: Rajon Rondo tore ACL out for season

Postby abeer3 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:01 pm

bummer for him and them. bummer for people hoping to see some entertaining first round series in the east, too. if they miss the postseason,whomever takes their spot will probably be a much less interesting opponent for a top east seed, and if they don't, they don't scare anyone with bradley, terry, or barbosa as a starting point.
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Re: Rajon Rondo tore ACL out for season

Postby SK8 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:01 pm

Ouh wow man, that sucks.... :(
I don't like Boston at all, but i really really don't like when someone is injured....
So many torn ACL's past years, what's up with that... :man3:
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Re: Rajon Rondo tore ACL out for season

Postby Forward Three on Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:10 pm

So, I've had this pet theory about how the league has slowly evolved to change its rules to favor more slashing and attacking point guards as well as smaller ball all around. I'm not enough of an NBA historian to really delve deeply into the hypothesis, but I think it is fair to say just from looking around the league today and the types of players that get people most excited and that tend to be the highest draft picks most of them have been smalls, most of them have been guards and it has been that way for basically the last 10 years (with a few exceptions, like Lebron and Blake). While traditional centers are in short supply with many teams switching PFs for Cs to counter the change in pace.

If that is true, and the league has been moving to reward faster, raw athleticism, small guys rushing the paint etc, I can't help but wonder as well if there might not be some connection to that and an increase in injuries, specifically ACL injuries. Because it also seems as though every truly sensational guard has been hurt in serious to somewhat-serious all the way to season-ending ways, and I mean, then you have more traditional PGs like Nash or even Derek Fisher, who don't play that game and have had very long and mostly healthy careers.

I've never 'liked' Rondo as a competitor, he gets under your skin and makes you want to hate him, but he is an incredible player and it is always disappointing to see this happen to anyone. I think, he is still young enough that he should be able to bounce back after surgery and rehab and play well into the future, but that is a long road he has ahead of him now.
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Postby Rooscooter on Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:22 pm

It's no secret that I've liked what Rondo brings as a total package. Tough news for him coming off back to back triple doubles and an average of a triple double in his last 4.

He's one of the rare players in todays game that elevates his game when it counts. So much is said about the "Top 5" in any given debate but for me performance when everyone else's collars are tight shows the player's character.

I hope he goes to Adrian Peterson's Dr...... seemed to work fairly well for him...
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Re: Rajon Rondo tore ACL out for season

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:24 pm

Crazy part of this is that he played the rest of the Atlanta game with it.
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Postby revgen on Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:01 pm

This may be a blessing in disguise for them. They were stinking it up with him in the lineup anyway. They have a chance to pick up something in the lottery to help them next season.
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Re: Rajon Rondo tore ACL out for season

Postby juninho on Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:13 pm

Imo they will trade pierce and tank hard. This core was a dissapointment and unlike us they got their pick so they can start to rebuild this summer.

Btw i always liked rondo. He always step up his game at playoffs or national tv regular season games.
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Re: Rajon Rondo tore ACL out for season

Postby Balance&Options24 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:36 pm

Not that the Celtics were going to beat them but now the Heat have even easier path to the Finals.


with Rodno they could have taken 2 games maybe 3.
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Re: Rajon Rondo tore ACL out for season

Postby DJ-RaZ-Q#24 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:30 pm

Doc Brown wrote:Crazy part of this is that he played the rest of the Atlanta game with it.


Yep ... I'm mean how can you do that?! :man3:
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Postby pound4pound1 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:49 pm

they gotta blow that team up now
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Postby LTLakerFan on Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:16 pm

Rooscooter wrote:It's no secret that I've liked what Rondo brings as a total package. Tough news for him coming off back to back triple doubles and an average of a triple double in his last 4.

He's one of the rare players in todays game that elevates his game when it counts. So much is said about the "Top 5" in any given debate but for me performance when everyone else's collars are tight shows the player's character.

I hope he goes to Adrian Peterson's Dr...... seemed to work fairly well for him...


No kidding.....he really should.
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Re: Rajon Rondo tore ACL out for season

Postby thisbjgz on Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:56 pm

If KG is rumored to be involved in trade talks...hm....fantasy wise..would any of you want to give up Pau for KG?
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Re: Rajon Rondo tore ACL out for season

Postby dj vitus on Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:03 pm

DJ-RaZ-Q#24 wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:Crazy part of this is that he played the rest of the Atlanta game with it.


Yep ... I'm mean how can you do that?! :man3:

Could it be a partial tear?
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:14 pm

DJ-RaZ-Q#24 wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:Crazy part of this is that he played the rest of the Atlanta game with it.


Yep ... I'm mean how can you do that?! :man3:

Same way DeJuan Blair plays without both ACL's
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Re: Rajon Rondo tore ACL out for season

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:36 pm

I love Rajon's game. This sucks for Boston. Well, blow it up..
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Postby 432J on Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:48 pm

thisbjgz wrote:If KG is rumored to be involved in trade talks...hm....fantasy wise..would any of you want to give up Pau for KG?

:man3:
is that even a question?

too bad boston would laugh at that offer though
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Re: Rajon Rondo tore ACL out for season

Postby juninho on Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:59 am

can celtics amnesty jeff green? they got him before new cba but they gave him a new contract last summer so dunno if he can be amnestied.
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Postby therealdeal on Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:32 am

juninho wrote:can celtics amnesty jeff green? they got him before new cba but they gave him a new contract last summer so dunno if he can be amnestied.

I don't think so. His new contract was signed after the CBA and amnesty only works with those contracts signed before it...

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Re: Rajon Rondo tore ACL out for season

Postby Chillbongo on Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:46 pm

This really sucks for Rondo & the league.

Not sure about KG's contract, but assuming he plays next year....what if he gets traded to the Knicks? Or the Warriors? Or some other team on the cusp of being a contender?
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Postby pound4pound1 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:51 pm

Chillbongo wrote:This really sucks for Rondo & the league.

Not sure about KG's contract, but assuming he plays next year....what if he gets traded to the Knicks? Or the Warriors? Or some other team on the cusp of being a contender?



or the Heat...then he and Ray Allen can be best friends again
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Re: Rajon Rondo tore ACL out for season

Postby Chillbongo on Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:05 pm

pound4pound1 wrote:
Chillbongo wrote:This really sucks for Rondo & the league.

Not sure about KG's contract, but assuming he plays next year....what if he gets traded to the Knicks? Or the Warriors? Or some other team on the cusp of being a contender?


or the Heat...then he and Ray Allen can be best friends again


or OKC with Perk :man4:
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Postby pound4pound1 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:08 pm

Chillbongo wrote:
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Chillbongo wrote:This really sucks for Rondo & the league.

Not sure about KG's contract, but assuming he plays next year....what if he gets traded to the Knicks? Or the Warriors? Or some other team on the cusp of being a contender?


or the Heat...then he and Ray Allen can be best friends again


or OKC with Perk :man4:



Perk, KG and Westbrook...wow...that might be up there as one of my most hated teams ever
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