Celtics Rajon Rondo on the Cusp of Perennial Greatness or Glorified Role Player?

September 20th, 2010 by Frances White Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics are arguably in the most tenuous position as top contenders for the 2010-11 NBA title.  Teams such as the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma Thunder, Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls and the Milwaukee Bucks, have what the Celtics don’t.

All of the aforementioned teams have youth and energy on their side that they can ride into the next 10 NBA seasons.  The Boston Celtics are not so lucky; they have Rajon Rondo and a group of veterans who by all accounts are on the last part of their NBA journey.

Rondo has shown steady growth throughout his four NBA seasons and with his fifth on the horizon the Celtics rewarded him for his hard work.  He already has an NBA championship under his belt and came darn close to winning a second in the 2009-2010 season.  

The one common denominator that seems to make all his progress an afterthought is the fact he disappeared in crucial moments of both championship runs. His already anemic jump shot and free throw percentage causes opposing defenses to ignore him when the game is on the line.  

Team USA coach, Mike Krzyzewski saw that and knew tha ...

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