Rajon Rondo: How Star PG Has Proven He’s Boston Celtics Next Franchise Player

June 9th, 2012 by Peter Emerick Leave a reply »
Beantown, say hello to your next franchise player—Rajon Rondo.

While Rondo's Game 7 triple-double of 20 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds wasn't enough to will the Boston Celtics to the 2012 NBA Finals, it solidifies the potential that exists in his game. 

This postseason, Rondo's been the most explosive and the most productive Celtics player, with averages of 17.2 points, 11.9 assists, 6.7 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game.

His postseason averages are all major increases from his 2011-12 regular-season averages of 11.9 points, 11.7 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game.

In addition to that explosion of production, Rondo, who's often criticized for his lack of offensive efficiency, shot 47 percent from the field during the postseason, as compared to the 44.8 percent average he accumulated during the regular season. 

Rondo's emergence this postseason as the Celtics next franchise player was capped up back in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals when he exploded for 44 points on 66.7 percent shooting, with 10 assists and eight rebounds.

Even though the Celtics lost that overtime thriller, it ...

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