Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics: Assisted Living

December 10th, 2009 by Thomas Halzack Leave a reply »
Assisted living means one thing to a 70-something year-old.

I know what you’re thinking I am going to say.

But to the Celtics’ 30-somethings, it’s a bit different. And they’re not quite ready for that kind of assisted living.

This team’s offense is solidly built around the assist, and it is led by an energetic 23-year-old point guard who was born with the passing gene.

I’m sure that the fact that Doc Rivers was a point guard himself, also made it easy to decide on what kind of offensive philosophy he wanted for this team.

Without getting stat crazy, here is the simple picture…

2009-10: Celtic assisted field goals .647 (2nd)
2008-09: Celtic assisted field goals .607 (3rd in the NBA)

The Celtics are currently second in the league in total assists per game with 24.5.
2008-09: 22.7 assists
2007-08: 22.4 assists (Championship season)

Credit that increase to Rajon Rondo ’s influence on the offense and perhaps a return to ubuntu. Rondo gets one more assist on one more total made basket compared to last season. Is it really that simple? Partially.

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