Pre-Camp talk.... 2012-13 season

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Pre-Camp talk.... 2012-13 season

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:58 pm

Rondo ready for leadership role

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo told Yahoo! Sports that he wanted to assert himself as a team leader this summer when he organized team workouts in Los Angeles earlier this month in advance of the start of training camp.

Despite unwavering support from coach Doc Rivers, Rondo came under some scrutiny when a rift between him and Ray Allen became a focal point after Allen decided to sign with the rival Miami Heat in July. Rondo told Yahoo! he organized the offseason workouts in part to ease the transition for Allen's replacements in Jason Terry and Courtney Lee:

"I wanted [Jason Terry] to play with Kevin [Garnett]. I wanted Courtney [Lee] to see how Paul [Pierce] likes to play. I wanted Paul and Jeff Green to go at each other," Rondo told Yahoo! Sports. "I wanted to play with those guys. It was getting guys away from our actual training facility to get a new view.

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