WEEI>On Demand>>Repeat After Pete - The Celtics ARE NOT better without Rondo

Repeat After Pete - The Celtics ARE NOT better without Rondo

Feb 2, 2013|

Pete and LJ continue their Sports Saturday experience and continue talking about the green team in town and their potential this season. There have been a group of fans all week long that have been ranting about how much better the team is playing without Rondo, but Pete and LJ think that is garbage. Rondo is their only true PG, an All-Star and is the guy who runs their offense. How can this team last in the playoffs without their best player?

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

You. It was all of that request that -- -- first we go to get stops. And then you know we are important. For -- for me who can you don't vote for scores -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Coming up the -- last night in really future. Had to play 23 minutes -- -- you know played. Not my favorite player on the team right now because of what the potential what could be its -- but it was talked about it's about the consistency with him it's early yet in three cats and dogs cry -- were. Not used to seeing a kind of -- -- me I don't know why not just market about four studies done that. He's done that several times this year and maybe -- minutes and points but we've seen. The athletic member -- that -- from -- be directed and depth and but that are. Out there was in -- just look. And though he. Of people each -- -- -- So which -- a lot of grip and tomorrow a lot of -- I fear. -- really fortunate you can game it. Does it. Have a great time I mean eight tournament please note that something going on every minute on the Jumbotron. -- -- -- It shouldn't be viewed in. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- that the art of vote Democrats. Ralph good morning guys how about doing a very good -- talks -- -- the one thing about this for things you know Larry. I think buffalo would have loved to seen our -- anybody -- corporate it's gotten snot knocked out of it too because. Reasonable talent and the chemicals you wanna like this guy -- get a legitimate no talent go to the question I -- an initial. After what you that you what's the point. Go do we aren't doing it may help it I've seen it by Ralph do -- -- everybody got yeah -- What do what they -- -- do me a favor though when you when you get off the without go to go to YouTube in lookup -- war. For our community we don't halted -- hit him with a body shot just dropped him. So -- Advocating -- -- (%expletive) about the fighting with them I'm really not as I wished shower were a little meaner as I physically he's just so intimidating but. Am not saying he should be out there fight -- you'll go there. Billable thirty gonna keep that in mind I don't want this guy fighting I want complain. He's our best defense but I want to just. I want it's about highlighted. About to take a month. We have this and I'll pick guys you know I I -- -- -- -- the sort of the better without rival because they're not that would -- -- -- value will be appointing. Sped up without what bill but that's by design when Danny Ainge built this. Seen this kind of guy he brought in and bring Geithner and it won't necessarily been -- well. Whipped our -- quick penetrating point -- he's guarding guys that need to touch the ball is these guys are doing it working in Iraq. This will not miss a couple won't make the play what could be a lot of things I don't think about sellinger but. I it will console step up now -- as we really like his game respect. There -- -- know that don't underestimate -- though he's won idol guys he's not a -- -- But he has the way you by Paul Silas type he has a way. And -- in the united call lasted about -- he has the part I'm not underestimating. -- -- logic of saying they don't really need Rondo that's like saying have a picture to better off without chronic now that's how they can spread the Colorado got its ridiculous. It's better lightly that's not what I'm saying what I'm saying is this style of play yup they're playing right now doesn't need a penetrating point god is much. As it would if let's say you put run don't want a -- But you know -- thought I I agree as I respectfully disagree because -- do you see the team they play tomorrow pissed off clipper team common and and then you tell me if they don't think Rondo penetrating point guard would be necessary in that game -- -- -- -- it's like -- you know I think tomorrow -- gonna explain what -- I think -- going to be -- -- tomorrow I'll be -- but -- I don't Tikrit but that's the guy rod goes -- and Doug had some real good games ago I tell -- it's against and it's great that the beat Sacramento is great that they beat Orlando to -- -- crappy and a lousy -- -- -- -- but but the talk about the stock that you talk about I understand we are coming from but the style may work against Sacramento and and Orlando is not I'll have to work that well tomorrow I really don't. Say is that this guy who works better without they don't need a penetrating point -- To play this style while they're gonna play this style while it's just not going to be good enough to get deep in the playoffs. But I don't think all the pot blow it up because you got -- -- guy. In these guys are trying to multiyear contract is not like it and build these contracts -- -- Anybody Jeff Greene's contract bat speed does have a lot of it's like to three point -- that we signed the ball 44 Olympic one basket. So I didn't think we'll just stop and this is not. No he's not get rated that call Ralph but you can't you can't say blow off. Without if you're gonna say that if you are gonna say if you give me -- -- have to put Rajon Rondo in the equation otherwise it doesn't make any sense and Rondo is not going anywhere and I probably -- going anywhere either this whole notion. Blowing it up its ups actually certainly -- last year was well. And this year particularly its stock and happen it is what it is looking up the deal would. You know I think this dual hub around the 500 mark maybe a couple games better than that they're gonna get the playoffs to me is that it's somewhere between a 67 the -- -- We'll take it from there tomorrow's game will really give you I think -- -- -- get -- tomorrow I think -- every dollar fine a point god because Chris Paul's -- but they've got to -- Butler and -- in the rest -- I think tomorrow is going to be extremely. Difficult matchup. For the Celtics because the clippers played lousy last night they're gonna be upset. And I think you really gonna feel the losses of Salinger and met and and -- tomorrow forget it up and don't forget that Amaro and yeah. I think. But and just telling against teams like that you're gonna you gonna really and I disagree -- -- about. You don't need a penetrating point guard play the style I disagree like I said you get away with that style against certain teams. But they're going to be nights where you're playing this dial. Is more a credit to Doc Rivers is that you have to adjust. With what you have to work with it's it's it's not I'm sure US Doc Rivers wouldn't let -- Lapierre has an additional coach on the floor of course he would. So -- it -- when a player goes down. You have to make adjustments at that it's simple as that but don't tell me they're better off without an all stock our point guide. And if -- gonna tell me Jeff green is gonna debuted this kind of an effort for the next 36 games they have remained. Okay maybe the amid the column called earlier have a going to be a forsee -- maybe maybe that's possible but that -- wait and see what happens. And I'm not entirely commits an act as I've seen flashes from Jeff Green before and then all of a sudden you are you laid -- low -- -- you leave -- -- -- I'm gonna go after the arbitrage a blowout might not at all -- -- like it up next Erica all right Larry Johnson. Don't they had to one of those people even before Rondell went down I was really turning against -- and I was getting sick thing it. Dribbling up to the top of the -- expert. You know running down the -- and penetrating and about I I I think. My question -- -- -- -- look so great and it's a great difference in the meanwhile are there -- allow people for the good everybody outlook mr. Musharraf. We weren't -- records allows me this year 500 record is because they had nine new players on the team this year. Well but the ball but but nothing that's what it is it's not new players on this team it's a Pittsburgh to it was gonna take awhile from the get go and and at what they went to that winning streak -- won six of raw to Joseph I just can't like you really think this team is better off without Rondo. I wouldn't yeah I I'm not I'm accountable -- and yet I don't know what my position as I doubt whether they're much worse without under the I think it was gonna. Rhonda let's say to you know -- -- -- as -- could be growing entity to be deteriorating. I I think in the it's already too much in my apartment to see the other guys step up -- more touches get permanent and let's see what gonna -- Jolly -- Joseph here's the key that you -- missing now is where Doc Rivers said yesterday. He says other players are going to have to step up now -- shame on them that they didn't step up big when they had Rondo. Nobody yet I'm saying the style played a rather it was a lot harder for them to step up. Don't you think I mean. But well I think basketball is I think basketball is still a game out of motion. It yet for a point guide if you have people -- a -- point guard running the flaw in north cutting. If we just have people standing there it's very difficult to make passes but when you have people cutting. To the basket in that -- appoint guys at their best. But but psychologically -- -- it. When Rondo at the bonnet and much more Hugh Hewitt one of these guys have been dribbled the ball or Iraq. But I don't want to ask Joseph Joseph highly talented Joseph hi Joseph how -- chosen -- stop doing god this year. It is that bad. -- that -- -- any -- that and I think he's tremendous talent obvious and some template should have a tremendous talent out here at the back. That maybe the other guys on the team. Are playing as well because the ball goes through that other -- with the talent bright ball mark and I don't think I do not think that he. Quote made everybody on the team. Better -- did not give people clearly had a great thing going where Garnett. And then you know. -- Cuba I think the other guys I really need to play well you know green -- You know. Those guys I think -- spread their have a chance mr. Obama and -- going to be better. You know I'm telling you -- Rondo Rondo -- no Rondo is nothing to do with Jeff Green becoming more aggressive in cutting to the basket he is not like Jeff Green apples all the balls never be better off the -- -- floor to disseminate has got -- bit almost almost all those rebounds and assists -- -- -- -- Not -- -- -- triple doubles operated 61777. Nights that ignited threesome that's -- a -- that guy -- that this week to not that garbage. Well I think Dick you know it's not his fault but it every time we turnaround getting a scoring update on how close he has to a triple double like that is that these guys tonight what gasoline -- about everybody else was doing -- here butter budget about the wind did you win. You know. It's just a the two things that I totally disagree -- reverend -- bumper about the team doctor -- penetrating point guard deployed his style I think that's it will catch up with them. And I take a look at -- tomorrow particularly against that particular team. And the fact that. The caller just called up and just he admits Rondo is an extreme talent a great player. But yet. He cut cut basic kind of called selfish. I can be selfish and average triple doubles that he does. If that's selfish you know what drive by rivals -- a lot -- I've never seen a great player who's not so who exactly right our could be sound exactly right.

Audio On Demand

Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-3…

Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.

Danny Amendola joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.

It Is What It Is Cast: Brandon Browner gets fired up

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Bo…

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

OK State Men's Basketball coach, Travis Ford, joins MFB to talk about Marcus Smart, 6-30-14

Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.

Rob Bradford and Alex Spe…

Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Red Sox Manager John Farrell

Rob and Alex talk with John Farrell about all the moves the Red Sox made at the deadline, what they gave up and what they gained.

The Hub NE Trade Deadline Show 7/31/14

Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are in and talking about all the moves made by the Red Sox at the trade deadline, because the most fun thing about the day is talking about the moves of the day. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington held a press conference talking about the Red Sox moves, and Rob and Alex talk with Red Sox manager John Farrell about the moves made at the deadline.

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't want to go anywhere. I can't fathom any player ever wanting to leave Boston." 7-31-14

Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes reacts to the news that he, along with Jon Lester, have been traded to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Another news blooper 7-31-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.

Jon Lester traded to Oakland 7-31-14

John, Gerry and Meter react to the breaking news of Jon Lester being dealt to the A's.

Gordon Edes: "95% chance Lester gets traded" 7-30-14

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

John Lackey is traded to …

John Lackey is traded to St. Louis, Lou's emotional roller coaster continues. 7-31-14

Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.

Jon Lester traded to Oakland and Lou Merloni is pissed 7-31-14

Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't want to go anywhere. I can't fathom any player ever wanting to leave Boston." 7-31-14

Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

Red Sox turn over 1/3rd o…

Red Sox turn over 1/3rd of their 25 roster by the trade deadline - response and reaction

Biggest trade deadline day in recent memory for the Boston Red Sox... and not in a good way. We discuss it all as the news happens and take your reactions.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - BAD trade deadline deals edition 7-31-14

We tackle four topics, all surrounding the four worst Sox trade deadline deals in recent memory.

John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

Jon Lester's Contract Sit…

Jon Lester's Contract Situation and the Future

Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.

The All Star Game and the Worst Ideas in Sports

Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.

We're all yelling about LeBron James

Producer's Podcast-Is Leb…

Producer's Podcast-Is Lebron a Genius? 7-29-14

Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius

Minor Details Ep. 94.2 with Jim Callis of MLB.com: Are Red Sox prospects overvalued?

Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.

Minor Details Ep. 94.1: Are prospects overvalued? Andrew Miller on being traded for Miguel Cabrera

With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.

Gordon Edes: "95% chance …

Gordon Edes: "95% chance Lester gets traded" 7-30-14

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

More from this show

Jon Lester traded to Oakl…

Jon Lester traded to Oakland and Lou Merloni is pissed 7-31-14

Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.

More from this show

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't wa…

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't want to go anywhere. I can't fathom any player ever wanting to leave Boston." 7-31-14

Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

More from this show

Jon Lester scratched 7-30…

Jon Lester scratched 7-30-14

Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.

More from this show

John Lackey is traded to …

John Lackey is traded to St. Louis, Lou's emotional roller coaster continues. 7-31-14

Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.

More from this show

Weei Writers