The Boston Celtics have been having an interesting season so far with the careers of both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett heading into the sunset while at the same time attempting a rebuild with some younger players. However the situation got worse with the news Sunday afternoon that point guard Rajon Rondo suffered an ACL tear, and would be out for the remainder of the season. The tear, which most likely occurred during Boston’s Friday night game versus the Atlanta Hawks, will require surgery, though a date has yet to be set.
Though the news was bleak, head coach Doc Rivers cautioned the media and fans against counting the Celtics out. Rivers made it known that they had no intention of sitting on the sidelines of the Eastern Conference.
“You can write the obituary, but I’m not. We’re going nowhere.”
Though a championship may now be out of the reach, getting to the playoffs is still a goal that can be accomplished without Rondo. The Eastern Conference is not the most competitive, and the Celtics without their top PG are still one of the top 8 teams in the conference.