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Sitting at 23-24 on the season which is good for the eighth seed in the East, the Bulls are considered underachievers at this point.
After Jimmy Butler ad Dwyane Wade went off on their teammates to the media during the postgame, point guard Rajon Rondo took to Instagram and blasted the veterans. In what came across as quite a passionate post, Rondo compared his current situation to his time with the Celtics during their Big Three era in which he was led by Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Rondo helped that team win the 2008 NBA title and reach the 2010 NBA Finals.
He is expected to be traded by the Bulls before next months trade deadline.
My vets would never go to the media. They would come to the team. My vets didn’t pick and choose when they wanted to bring it. They brought it every time they stepped in the gym whether it was practice or a game. They didn’t take days off. My vets didn’t care about their numbers. My vets played for the team. When we lost, they wouldn’t blame us. They took responsibility and got in the gym. They showed the young guys what it meant to work. Even in Boston when we had the best record in the league, if we lost a game, you could hear a pin drop on the bus. They showed us the seriousness of the game. My vets didn’t have an influence on the coaching staff. They couldn’t change the plan because it didn’t work for them. I played under one of the greatest coaches, and he held everyone accountable. It takes 1-15 to win. When you isolate everyone, you can’t win consistently. I may be a lot of things, but I’m not a bad teammate. My goal is to pass what I learned along. The young guys work. They show up. They don’t deserve blame. If anything is questionable, it’s the leadership.