Or is the teams vets following last year pattern of playing better the later the season got?
Yeah, if the team does well, there's never going to be a cut & dry answer on the value of Rondo.
I think the team was going to be getting it together for a post all star break surge to a top four seed, HCA in the first round, followed by a probable 2nd round exit with Rondo. My guess is now, the Celtics surge upward but get a lower seed and get dismissed in the 1st round. They may very well end up exceeding my expectations listed above but I have considered it a bridge year. Now the latest Sully injury is a concern to me.