Boston Celtics’ Kendrick Perkins & Rajon Rondo Prove Themselves With Their Play

December 22nd, 2009 by Brendan Tyman Leave a reply »
When Kevin Garnett was traded to the Boston Celtics on July 31, 2007 to form the Big Three with Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, many experts were questioning the talent of Rajon Rondo and Kendrick Perkins.

While these two were in their developmental stages, they were able to help contribute to a championship run.

Today, these two players have come into their own.

Perkins and Rondo are both being mentioned as possible All-Star candidates.

This season, Perkins is averaging 12.1 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. He is shooting a league-high 64 percent from the field.

Instead of taking a dribble before shooting, Perkins does not hesitate anymore.

He has become more aggressive around the basket while developing great post moves.

Perkins continues to be a great defensive presence handling dominant centers such as Dwight Howard and Shaquille O'Neal.

Rondo has been criticized often over the past couple of seasons about anything from how he was going to handle the three egos of Pierce, Garnett, and Allen to his personality and attitude.

Through 26 games, Rondo is nearly averaging a double- ...

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