Rajon Rondo has unveiled a new move this season: the quick change of direction. It's a simple move, but it's so nasty. He busted it out twice against the Jazz.
Very simply… he slows down and makes it look like he's going to take the ball out and set the play and then BAM…. he spins and gets to the rim for the layup.
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The move is so slick, it makes Mike Gorman giggle with delight. Rondo's used this a few times this year. Eventually, teams are going to have to just stick closer to him when he dribbles through the lane so they don't get burned like that… which just means the Celtics can send cutters into the lane… which means Rondo can just lay down little bounce passes for dunks. And then they sag off a little… and he spins again… wash, rinse, repeat.
And do you think that move looks familiar? Do you think you've seen it before?
You have… it's actually pretty famous.