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This Just In: Rondo Is Good

RedsArmyAdmin December 4, 2008 Uncategorized 10 Comments

Wow. Not much more I can add to the Rondo lovefest taking place in Celtics nation. I had the fortune of witnessing the triple-double in person last night and I echo the sentiments of KG – it felt like there were three Rondo's on the court.

However, being the cynical one around here, I must point out that the national media and bloggers still don't understand how good Rondo is. Take the ScoresReport.com's ranking of the top young point guards. Rondo is 6th, behind Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Derrick Rose, Devin Harris and Mo Williams. Yes – Mo Williams.

Rondo should be second. Period. He leads everyone but Paul in assists, steals and rebounds.

KG and Rondo got most of the attention in last night's win – but in my opinion, the real star was Ray Allen. Seemed like half of Rondo's assists came on Allen jumpers. And with Paul Pierce shooting like he was either hungover or exhausted from tending to his baby girl the previous night, Ray kept the offense humming with his shooting.

And Marc Spears has a great story of how Ray helped a buddy of his who was caught up in that terror attack in India:

Worried that Jones could be targeted because he was an American, Allen also told his friend that if a terrorist asked for his passport to say he didn't have it and that he was Jamaican.

"When I called him, I was telling him everything I heard on TV," Allen said yesterday. "[Jones learned] about the hotel being on fire and I told him that there was police outside. I told him, 'This is what is happening. From what they are saying, there are still terrorists running around shooting people and throwing grenades. You need to hide and don't open the door if someone knocks on it.'

Today's Links: Globe – Rondo Sets Hot Pace | Shank – No One Beating C's | Ray Helps Friend Caught In Terror Attack | Herald – Rondo Pushes Pace | Pacers See Celtics/Lakers Final | Celts Nearly Drafted Granger | MWDN – C's Winning Over Fan Base | ESPN-Western Conf. Playoff Predictions

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  • Nora

    Tim not sure you are aware but their is more to the game then scoring–like defense.

  • Bill

    The two most important assets Rondo has right now are defense and championships. Those two things elevate him from the get-go.

  • Tim (FD)

    You guys are being ridiculous.
    Deron Williams averaged 19 ppg and 10.5 apg last year, shooting 50% from the field, and 40% from three. Not to mention he took a team with very little talent to 54 wins and a division title….
    I love Rajon Rondo… but if you put Williams on the C’s, we are a better team…. can you imagine if other teams had to actually come out and guard our point guard at the three point line?
    You guys are taking four or five great games from Rondo, and calling him the second best point guard in the league. I think he’s a great fit for the C’s, and probably a top 6 point guard in the league (behind Williams, Paul, Nash, Parker, Harris)… but let’s not go overboard guys.

  • http://redsarmy.com BigMck

    Thanks John for chiming in…we appreciate the insight.

  • http://scoresreport.com John Paulsen

    As the maker of the list that the author referenced, I do think there is an argument that Rondo is at this point better than Mo Williams. I watched a number of Bucks games last season and I think Mo is an offensive force, both in scoring and sharing the ball. His main problem is his defense, which is an area that Rondo excels in.
    I don’t think there are too many GMs in the league that would take Rondo over the top four guys on that list — Paul, D. Williams, Rose or Harris. Sure, Deron is having a rough start to the season, but he’s coming back from an injury. He was 2nd Team All-NBA last season.
    Rose looks like a phenom and Harris is absolutely blowing up this season.

  • michael

    Rajon Rondo is a very good player with tremendous upside who happens to be in the perfect situation. However, as someone who has worked in the scout department of two NBA teams, I can say there is not a single GM in the league that would take Rondo over Deron Williams, Chris Paul, or Steve Nash (age not being a factor). And the Nets would not make the trade straight up for Devin Harris because Rondo’s value drops significantly without the players he has around him. he’ll have a couple of all-star years maybe, an above-average starter in the league most definitely.

  • Big Sal

    Williams was an elite PG last year, and an injury-plagued start to this year shouldn’t wipe that out. I’d probably take Williams over Rondo right now, but it sure looks like Rondo’s ceiling is a lot higher. But aside from Paul, Williams, and Nash, I don’t think there’s a PG I’d rather have for one game than Ragin’ Rondo.

  • AboveTheRim

    Indiana just got Rondo’d

  • http://redsarmy.wordpress.com/2008/12/04/fastest-trip-dub-ever/ Anonymous

  • Lakerhater

    Say whatever you want about Rondo – but DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR he is the BEST VALUE on that list hands down. Christ, Bibby and Telfair make more than him.
    PS: He’s better defensively than D.Will or CP3.