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Rondo on the Mic: A Poem

The Celtics were away, off visiting Chicago,

So the broadcasting reigns were handed to Rondo.

 

Along with Mike Gorman, he stayed for a half,

Smiling, and chatting, even having a laugh

 

When the Bulls mascot, Benny, pulled off quite a gag,

Dropping popcorn on Rondo from a gigantic bag.

 

Awkward at times, not knowing when to staht,

Rondo still showed us that he’s wicked smaht.

 

He broke down some plays that the Celtics would run,

It was, unsurprisingly, all kinds of fun.

 

I wish he could do this every night for the Cs,

Would be down to clone him, surely everyone agrees?

 

The Celtics in the end, did fall by fourteen,

Getting just nine points, from ole Jeffrey Green.

 

Who’s so up and down it’s become quite annoying,

With our hearts and minds, it seems he is toying.

 

Twenty-three and fifty-one, their record now stands,

The team, we all know, needs a few helping hands.

 

Which will come through the draft, on a late night in June,

Bringing all to their feet to sing a new tune.

 

Of a white banner hanging up high on a rafter,

Number eighteen thanks to Jabari Parker.

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Celtics and Rondo Have Discussed Extension

Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

While there have been trade rumors surrounding Boston Celtics star Rajon Rondo for the past few months, it appears as though the team is looking to keep the point guard.

General Manager Danny Ainge admitted to engaging in discussions with Rondo about a contract extension. The 27-year-old makes $12 million this season and $13 million next season – the final year of his contract.

“We did talk to Rondo about extending him,” Ainge said. “But that’s all part of the negotiation that will happen again this summer and most likely the summer after. I don’t know [if he will sign an extension], time will tell.”

Though the two sides were unable to reach an agreement midseason, contract talks will resume this summer and, if needed, the summer after. Ainge, however, did understand Rondo’s choice to not sign an extension.

“In the Collective Bargaining Agreement, there are limits on what can and can’t be done. Really it’s not that Rondo doesn’t want to accept an extension, but it’s just not financially smart for him to accept it right now,” said Ainge. “We didn’t think he would [sign], but we did tried.”

Rondo can opt to sign with the Celtics before he hits free agency in the summer of 2015, or test the market and have multiple options with numerous different teams. Ainge said he believes his All-Star guard will receive “star money.”

In 3 games this season, Rondo is averaging 5 points, 4.3 assists and 3.7 rebounds while playing just over 22 minutes per game. He missed the first 41 contests of the season due to an ACL injury he was recovering from.

 

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Magic Win, End 10 Game Losing Streak: Thoughts on the NBA for 1/20/14

The Celtics and Magic met last night in the highly anticipated Tank War matchup. The Celtics picked up a win against the Raptors a few days prior, so they were only coming in with a one game losing streak.

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Rondo Back, But Celtics Lose: Thoughts on the NBA for 1/18/14

Rajon Rondo returned last night, and it was awesome. He only played about 20 minutes, and had just 8 points and 4 assists, but it was fantastic to see him back out on the court. There was definitely