It's a small step. A baby step.
But Rajon Rondo shot 5 of 7 from the line last night.
From where I was sitting… you could see the tiny little twitches in his shot. The little move he makes with his right hip to seemingly get this arm in line. You could see his elbow move out of whack on the misses… and not-so-much on the makes.
You can see Rondo is working on it. Thinking hard about it. Trying like hell to make his too-large-for-his-body joints work in unison like they're supposed to. The giant hands and gangly arms work wonders for him as he curls and slithers and fakes his way past guys before flicking a pass with enough spin on it to make Jeanette Lee jealous.
But it all works against him when he's trying to to line up a shot.
So he shifts a little. Thinks a little more. And then launches.
I'm telling everyone the same thing I've been saying since training camp. Rajon Rondo is getting closer. He's dialing in. He's finding something that works.
Soon, he'll stop thinking… and he'll stop having to try so hard. He'll just get up there, and do his thing. And THEN… then he'll be real trouble.
Like a wise man once said…