We have been in a quiet time as far as Celtics news. The mad scramble over the Garnett trade has died down and Reggie is in a holding pattern. I still believe that Danny needs to sign a veteran PG to complete this roster but there hasn't been much coming out about any possible signings. Our 2 draft picks haven't been signed yet so Danny may be waiting on Miller to make any further moves.
There is an article today that says that the Celtics won't win a championship with Rondo. I tend to disagree. He cite's Rondo's inability to shoot as a reason. When Rondo was starting at the end of the season, his shooting improved quite a bit and with working on it over the summer, I believe that he will be able to shoot enough to keep the defenses honest. As the last CelticsStuff Live show proved, Rondo is a very polarizing figure on the Celtics. I happen to be on the side that believes that Rondo is going to do just fine as the PG on this team but we do need a veteran PG to back him up.
The Globe Blog talks about Rondo helping out in the community. It also mentions how much Gomes will be missed for his community work.
SI.com has a good article reminiscing with Bill Russell. Green Band Wagon has an excellent article on Red Auerbach's Book Let Me Tell You a Story. I am reading this book now and all through it have been thinking of writing about it when I finished but Jim beat me to it. I may still post my thoughts on it when I am finished, but Jim did a great job of capturing the flavor of this wonderful book. If you are a Celtics fan, I highly recommend you put this book on your must read list. Full Court Press has some random thoughts about Perk and Rondo as "default starters" as well as some other thoughts. On FSN.com, Tanguay discusses Miller time. Sports of Boston has an article on Big Baby Davis. Celtics Blog discusses Minnesota's need to sign Al and Gomes after the season.
Just 42 days until training camp. It is slow now, but I expect things to heat up when Reggie makes his decision or when Danny signs our draft picks or another player and as training camp approaches. With the number of players in Boston working out, it seems as though the Boston media would have plenty to write about, but I guess they are busy writing about the Sox and Patriots.
Rondo's only medicore, but the Celts still have 3 all-stars! That is practically better than any other team! They still have a good shot at a title, pending injuring and if they can build a quick chemistry.