Rajon Rondo: Developing Before Our Eyes
Rajon Rondo is really something special.
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Rajon Rondo is really turning into something special. I mean, this guy is just purely amazing. He has the heart, the athleticism, and the desire to win. He’s only 23 years old, and he’s already starting to look like a veteran point guard. Rondo is a great team player, and I can’t even say how many times I hear on the TV, “Rondo to Garnett with the alley-oop!” He’s only 6′1″, but don’t take Rondo lightly, he gets very physical. He plays like he’s 6′6″, and can drive to the hoop just like another Celtic we all know and love (Pierce). He plays great man-to-man defense, so don’t think Garnett is the only one who defends. He has great court vision and can always find the open man. Last season, his assists were 5.1 per game, this season, his assists are 8.4 a game. No, he doesn’t put up Chris Paul type numbers, but how many times have we seen Rajon Rondo just take over a game with 30 points here, 15 assists there, 6 steals, etc.? Rondo not only has 8.4 assists per game, but 12.1 points per game, 1.9 steals per game, and 5.2 rebounds per game. He’s clutch, too. He has the highest steals per 48 minutes in the NBA two straight seasons, and he has a very good turnovers/steals ratio. He’s has very long arms, and explosive quickness that make him a huge threat in the fast break. He has the 8th highest PER (Playing Efficiency Rating) among point guards, and is the youngest player in the top 10. Per Hollinger’s player stats, he’s also 5th in assists among point guards, also the youngest. Rondo will be a perennial All-Star in the seasons to come, and I’m loving the way he is developing. He’s already a top 5 point guard in the league, I believe that he will be the next Chris Paul. Don’t count him out.