Did Knicks D'Antoni Motivate Celtics Rondo with Dumb Quote?

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“He’s a very good player,” D’Antoni said. “I’d like to see him play in Minnesota and see how he does. Everybody’s tied together and they have three Hall of Famers playing out there. But Rondo’s a very, very good basketball player. Really good. There’s no doubt about that.”

“You play with those guys, that’s probably what you’re going to get,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. “I don’t think he would trade it. I think he enjoys playing with them. If there is a negative side – I guess – that would be it. No matter how well you play, the question will be [that]. And someday that will be answered too. I got a feeling he’ll answer them all in the way he’s answering them now.”
The usual criticism of Rondo is that his assists are due to the fact that he's playing with the 4 hall of famers, so I wonder what D'Antonio would say about Rondo's 21 points?