Rajon Rondo: Evolution of the Boston Celtics Point Guard

November 3rd, 2010 by Adam Spencer Leave a reply »
Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics is the best point guard in the NBA right now. Yes, he is at the head of a point guard class that includes Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Steve Nash, and Derrick Rose, among others.

In his first four games of the 2010-2011 NBA season, Rondo has already racked up 67 assists, an NBA record through four games. To put that in perspective, that's an average of just under 17 assists per game.

How did Rondo get to where he is today? God given athletic ability and a freakishly long wing span play a part in his stardom, but there are other factors that have motivated him and allowed him to emerge as the best point guard in the NBA.

Being Left Off the FIBA World Championship Team

The news that was reported over the summer was that Rondo withdrew from the FIBA team for "personal reasons".

But it's more likely that he withdrew because he had basically lost all of his playing time to Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook. The feeling of coach Mike Krzyzewski and the USA coaching staff was that the team needed a point guard who could score in order to succeed in world tournaments.

For that, Celtics ...

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