Boston Celtics Won't Make Playoffs Without Rajon Rondo

By Andy Schmidt
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The Boston Celtics were having a rough 2012-13 season going into play on Sunday. It was announced during Boston’s win over the Miami Heat that star guard Rajon Rondo has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season. I would take Boston out of any contention for the playoffs with Rondo out which is a shame.

The Celtics are just not talented enough to get over the loss of Rondo and what he does on the court. The point guard position could be filled by Jason Terry, but Terry isn’t the same player as Rondo and that will show sooner than later. I have heard rumblings that Kevin Garnett could play some at the point as well, which seems like a really bad idea since Garnett is needed on the inside. I don’t see how Boston finds a way to hold on to the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference and are likely looking at the same fate as the Los Angeles Lakers in missing the National Basketball Association playoffs completely.

I hope Rondo can be a factor for the Celtics by this point next season and Boston could be a very different team by that point, but I really believe that the Celtics will be on the outside looking in for the playoffs this year. While Garnett and Paul Pierce can do great things, they can only do so much. Rondo was the kingpin of the whole organization and the thing that made Boston go. Without Rondo, the Celtics are lucky to be a .500 team.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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