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Ainge on trading Rondo: "There was definitely uncertainty about (being able to re-sign him) this summer. So that was a factor."
Jae Crowder (and his no. 99 jersey) takes over the corner locker that used to belong to Rondo (and Perk before him).
Green on rondo: he's one of the reasons I came back (to Boston)
Green: "just like everybody else. It's sad to see him go."
Smart: "we're a little disappointed but we're also happy for Rondo."
Brad Stevens gushes on Rondo + Mavs: "I’m sorry we have to play one more time -- because certainly I don’t want to play against them."
Brandan Wright's new jersey. http://t.co/3JwdjNVCJR
Brad Stevens on new-look Celtics following Rajon Rondo trade: http://t.co/TarRAM4c8m
Stevens said he told Rondo, "Hey Rajon. Thanks for everything you've done. You've left a great legacy."
None of Boston’s news guys available tonight (finishing physicals); Evan Turner starts at PG.
After playing Brandan Wright this year, Stevens told front office he considers big man undervalued.
Stevens says all 3 new acquisitions are here in Boston and finishing mandatory physicals. None of them are available for tonight's game.
All three acquired players are in town. "All three of them have roles on this team," Stevens said. They won't play tonight.
Stevens responding with fire. Backs Rondo to the end. Adds, "I'm excited about the guys we have in the locker room." Vows club will compete.
Stevens: "This team is gonna prepare every day to win. We're ready to compete. Verbal leadership may have to be taken by younger guys."
Stevens on Smart: "He still has to progress. He is available tonight." Stevens emphasizes that Smart needs to be consistent game-to-game.
Stevens doesn't know how PG situation will unfold. Said Marcus Smart has to get healthy first and stay that way. He's available tonight.
Rookie point guard Marcus Smart is available for tonight's game vs. Minnesota.
Here's your one-stop on the Celtics' draft picks the next three years. Yes, there will be a quiz later. http://t.co/zIpQZBrLVo
Marcus Smart is available tonight.
Stevens on Rondo's reputation: "He never looked disengaged. Credit to him, he was always a part of the team and did his best."
Did Stevens ever get a sense Rondo was divided on staying? "Never. Not from him. ... He never looked disengaged."
Stevens said Celtics gathered to discuss how appreciative they were of Rondo. And now they have to focus on the team in the locker room.
Brad Stevens: "We wish Rajon Rondo nothing but the best and we're thankful for what he did for this organization." http://t.co/Szpazw1LEF
Stevens: "We're excited to welcome Jameer, Brandan and Jae. All three come highly recommended as people and as basketball players."
Stevens: "We wish Rondo nothing but the best, and are thankful for what he meant to this organization."
Stevens: "We're really thankful for what he meant to this organization."
Stevens: “We all feel like Rajon had a tremendous impact on this organization, on this city. We wish him nothing but the best."
Stevens: "We all feel like Rajon had a tremendous impact on the organization, and the city... To a man, we wish him nothing but the best."
Brad Stevens: "Rondo was a championship member of the Celtics. To a man, we wish him nothing but the best."
Evan Turner will start the first post-Rondo game at point guard for the Celtics tonight.
Marcus Thornton, James Young, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright all out for Boston tonight. Celtics will play with 10.
Meet the longest tenured Celtic, Avery Bradley, drafted in 2010. http://t.co/VWUduDMkMQ
Everyone that covered Rondo over the past 9 seasons has a different take today, and that's what makes him such a fascinating subject.
Stevens says Wright, Nelson and Crowder might be in the building tonight, but won't be available to play.
Stevens cites Gerald Wallace as the guy who will fill the leadership void. God help us all.
Stevens says Rondo gave little indication of whether he was excited to go to Mavs or upset about leaving C's, which is so Rondo.
Stevens on Rondo: "I think he's going to a team he'll fit in great with and obviously has a chance to do something special."
Stevens met with Rondo shortly after the trade went down, thanked him for his service to the Celtics and wished him the best in Dallas.