Rondo awaits All-Star roster announcement
The Celtics are fresh off of a loss to the slumping New Orleans Hornets, snapping their six game winning streak. While the team is frustrated by their play and inability to shut the Hornets down, one player in Boston has his mind elsewhere. With the announcement for the All Star team roster expected to come soon, Rajon Rondo is starting to get antsy.
There is no doubt that Rondo deserves a spot on the All Star roster, the question is whether or not he has earned a spot as a starter. Rondo has been a member of the past three All Star teams yet has never started in those games. At the age of 26, the young point guard keeps getting better and better each year and should continue to do so throughout his prime. At his age he has a long career ahead of him and will have many more All Star appearances, but with as good a season as he is having now Rondo is growing anxious.
36 year old Center Kevin Garnett, is also in consideration for the All Star roster. Considering Garnett’s age it would be a great honor and tribute to a long and extremely successful career. Garnett has played in 13 All Star games encompassing a stretch from 1997-2011.
Coach Doc Rivers had a great deal to say about Rondo and Garnett after Wednesday’s loss.
“I think Rondo really wants it, young players really want to be on the All-Star team,” Rivers said. “Kevin, I would say, he enjoyed the break last year, he went home to Malibu and had a great time and he would enjoy doing that again. But I think it would be an honor for him, at this age to make the All-Star team is amazing.”
Rondo is having one of his best years as a member of the Celtics, and should he keep producing as he is now he could have a career year. The announcement of the roster should be made soon, and Rondo will be eagerly anticipating it.