Is Rajon Rondo the NBA’s Best Point Guard and Other Boston Celtics Questions

March 10th, 2010 by Stew Winkel Leave a reply »

I have come up with five questions for this year’s Celtics team, while still waiting for Doc Rivers to decide to send a double-team at Andrew Bogut:

Is Rajon Rondo the best point guard in the NBA?

I ask this question not to set up an argument with myself.  Rather, because there are definitely points during games when I watch Rondo play and think he is as good a point guard as there is in the NBA. So, is he the best? Sometimes.

When Rondo is playing well, he dominates the game in a way I don’t think any other guard can or does. As for statistics, Rondo is first in the NBA in steals at 2.47 per game (second place is Monta Ellis at 2.17). He is third in assists (9.8) behind only Steve Nash and Chris Paul.  

Rondo leads all guards in field-goal percentage (51.7), and his 31 double-doubles rank seventh in the NBA, second among all point guards (Nash has 38).

Anyone who has watched Rondo, however, knows statistics do not tell the whole story.  He can create h ...

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