Monday, November 2, 2009

Celts give Rondo $55 million extension

The Boston Celtics and Rajon Rondo just agreed to the 5 year, $55 million dollar extension I was kind of hoping wouldn't happen.

Rajon Rondo, pictured in front of a veiled reference to his shooting touch

There are players in the league who scare me more then Rondo, but that certainly doesn't mean I can't acknowledge him as a good player (at least until the next Boston game). His length and athleticism at the point guard position makes the Celtics all the more difficult for the Cavs to score against, primarily because it makes life difficult for Mo. And if RR's jumper continues to improve as it has (if the above photo were taken today, he would probably be standing against something along the lines of a cabin), it will become all the more difficult for the Cavs to guard the C's as well.

All that said, the reason I didn't want this deal to happen was more so as it pertains to the Celtics. I was enjoying the reports of Rondo and the team being at odds with each other. In reality, I guess that's just good bargaining. 5 years, $55 million for Rondo is a perfect deal for both parties, and indicative of the way the economy has affected player contracts in the NBA - that being it strikes me as exceedingly reasonable.

Congratulations Rajon. Enjoy your money. Buy a house and get fat by May.

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