I told you these article would pop up, and it only took 4 wins and they are already here. ESPN has an article up today talking this very subject (CLICK HERE to read).
Listen, if you are already buying this nonsense this early you probably rode the short bus when you were younger. There are literally tons of explanations as to why the Celtics are playing better without Rondo, while still not being a better team without him.
1. Teams don't know how to play them - Everything has changed. The whole offense went through Rondo, so teams now don't really know where the ball is going to go. This could all change in a couple weeks when teams get video of how the Celtics are running their "new" offense.
2. Post Super Star Surge - We have seen this happen before. A big time player goes down, and the team responds by going on a winning streak. It's similar to firing a coach, and seeing a team rally, but it doesn't mean it will last.
3. Schedule - The win over the Heat was nice, no doubt, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. The Celtics have yet to go on the road, and their only other impressive win was against the Clippers who had to fly accross the country, and almost came back at the end. I'm not taking anything away from the wins, but it's such a small sample size.
My main point here is that it's just too early, and to start making the point that the Celtics are some how better off without their best player is just ludicrous at this time. If the Celtics go to the NBA Finals or something like that then we can talk, but the bottom line is that this is a dumb discussion, and I hope all of you don't buy into it..... yet.