DA: For A Smart Guy, Rondo Looks Dumb

CBS Local Sports


By Damon Amendolara

It’s impossible to find anyone who knows Rajon Rondo and thinks he’s stupid. The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn describes him as “by the far the most intelligent player this reporter has ever covered. He’s brilliant.” When first meeting his point guard, Brad Stevens called Rondo “really, really intelligent, really, really insightful.” Kobe Bryant says, “He knows all the plays, knows all the actions and can think two, three moves ahead. He’s freakishly smart.” 

So why does Rondo look so dumb right now? On the verge of free-agency, he has turned his reputation into pond water by openly warring with Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle. He’s submarined his next contract, a problem child no GM would lavish max-money on. And now the point guard will have a big fat “DNP-CD” slapped on his back for the rest of the postseason. But that “Did Not Play – Coach’s Decision”…

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