>> Thursday, June 25, 2009
Danny Ainge, General Manager of the Boston Celtics, just can't seem to get his story straight regarding point guard Rajon Rondo . On Tuesday Aingie was very fond of Rondo, stating he loved the kid and thought he had a bright future ahead of him. On Wednesday Aingie was publicly critical of Rondo stating he needed to "grow up" and "his presence hurt the team" during the Eastern Conference semifinals.
After Ainge's public criticism of Rondo to WEEI, Bill Duffy, Rondo's agent, fired back at Ainge stating,
"I don't think that it's appropriate to say that about one of your top players. Even if it's spoken constructively, I don't think it should be done in public. I don't think he would like it if Wyc [Grousbeck, the organization's managing partner] was talking about him in public."
After Ainge stated Tuesday that he did not anticipate trading any of the Celtics core players, his actions leave Rondo's future with the Celtics up in the air. One day he praises his point guard and the very next day he verbally attacks him. Danny needs to get his story straight before he goes public. It will be interesting to see what Danny Boy has to say tomorrow ...