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So the newest reports say that the Celtics now have Rajon Rondo on the trading block and are looking to move him fast. Some Celtics fans may have a problem with this, but in reality this is what needs to happen. Ainge is realizing that the Celts can’t be championship contenders with the lineup they have right now, and he is going to do something about it. The only problem is that Rondo is the only player left on the Celtics who is young enough to have any value in the trade market. If the Celtics ever want to get back to being championship contenders Ainge is going to have to make some hard trades. The bottom line is that Rondo isn’t good for the Celtics. He is immature and has a weak shooting game. His shooting game isn’t a huge problem, because he is a PG, but his immaturity is. If Ainge is going to blow up the Celtics, Rondo and Pierce are where he needs to start.

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As quick as some things begin, they can end just as quickly. This seems to be a point that was lost on not only Knicks fans, but a majority of all fans surrounding Linsanity. With lasts night loss to the Heat it seems as though the Lin bandwagon is beginning to empty just as fast as it filled up. I’m not saying that Jeremy Lin isn’t a good driver, but people are finally beginning to realize that turnovers do matter, especially when you only hit one shot from the floor the whole game. The Heat made Jeremy Lin look like a D League player and exposed him for what he truly is. The truth is Lin was a product of his own obscurity. No team in the league was showing game footage of this guy before last week because there was none. Now that teams have some game tape of Lin they have studied his tendencies and know his weaknesses. While Lin will probably still have some success against the lower teams in the league, in games against championship contenders such as the Heat he will be ineffective. They now know that when they crowd him he isn’t a great shooter and he will make turnovers. The sooner Knicks fans realize this the better. Then they can go back to watching Carmelo brick isolation 3’s and hoping that JR Smith doesn’t kill anyone.

P.S.- Maybe Nike should start worrying a little less about Jeremy Lin, and a little more about LeBron who’s their real moneymaker. Nike may have been a little premature in their judgement of Lin. Personally I think that they should be ashamed that they would even have a Jeremy Lin shoe in a line that includes Jordan and LeBron, but that’s just me.