DATELINE: Bad Apples
Bring Back Rondo
Once again we are considering the issue, just how smart is Marcus? After arguing with three coaches and storming off the court in the fourth quarter, Marcus Smart apparently went into the visiting locker room and put either his foot or his fist through a wall.
He has since apologized, and Coach Stevens has since said he will pay for any damage. What was he taking? A prescription medicine? Or something more direct from the bottle?
We can only say after his heartfelt apology to fans that we believe he actually wrote. Most of those institutional apologies are written by team lawyers. Nevertheless, Danny Ainge, you should be looking to trade Marcus Smart for any bag of chips you can find in Chicago.
Even in his glorious days at his spectacular worst, Rajon Rondo never reached these depths of the smart Marcus. We hear Rondo’s on the trading block and would advocate trading Smart for Rondo.
It would be like going from the fire into the frying pan, but at least Rondo knows how to cook.
How could you go wrong? One looney tune for another except we think Rondo would actually be copacetic.
After this latest incident, Brad Stevens called Smart, “Willful.” This is hardly a compliment on any scale.
When you bring back Rondo, this problem can be eliminated by making him a player/coach.