End of ‘Big Three’ Era Signals Need for Rajon Rondo to Step Up as Celtics’ Leader (Podcast)

End of 'Big Three' Era Signals Need for Rajon Rondo to Step Up as Celtics' Leader (Podcast)The "Big Three" is no more.

A new era of Celtics basketball is about to begin, and it will likely begin and end with Rajon Rondo leading the way.

Yes, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are still here while Ray Allen joins the Miami Heat, but don't be fooled. Judging by the chatter emerging from Celtics training camp, it is becoming increasingly clear that this is Rondo's team.

Leading a team with a mix of old and new faces, Rondo's task won't be an easy one. However, the 26-year-old point guard has proven able to answer the bell before, and this will be only the latest challenge that falls in his path.

NESN.com NBA writer Ben Watanabe stopped by the podcast on Monday to chat with NESN Nation's Dan Duquette about the role Rondo will play with the Celtics this year. They also touched on what the team hopes to accomplish during its trip to Europe, Andrew Bynum and Dwight Howard's latest injury updates and much more.

Listen in the player below, or subscribe on iTunes to download it there.

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