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The Celtics lost Rajon Rondo for the season at the end of January to a torn ACL and recently lost guard Leandro Barbosa to the same injury. Since losing Rondo this Celtics team has won eight of nine games.
Celtics play-by-play announcer Mike Gorman joined Toucher & Rich to discuss whether the Celtics could make a move to fill holes, Brandon Bass, and who the Celtics could move if they did make a trade.
This Celtics team keeps finding ways to win despite missing so many pieces. What’s the limit on what this team can do if they stick with the guys they have?
“It depends on where they fall. If you can avoid Miami in the first round I think you got a shot because I’m not sold on the Knicks or the Nets.”
They also wondered how Rondo feels with this teaming finding success without him. How does it affect him mentally? Does it affect him?
“I think it takes a lot of pressure off him frankly.” “There was a lot of pressure on Rondo and I think as a result Rondo may have dominated the basketball more than Rajon wanted to dominate the basketball, but felt that he had to because he was now the leader of this team or being told by his teammates you are the leader of the team go out there and lead us.”
Plus some fantasy trade options? Could they actually happen?