Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer is ranking every position in the league from #30 on down to #1. Today, the top 10 point guards were unveiled… with Rondo taking the 3rd spot behind Deron Williams and Chris Paul.
A big jump for Rajon, who could be incredibly overrated, or playing the role of the point guard at a level that my tiny brain just can't understand. I'll split the difference, and hand him the top five spot. Some Celtics fans were a little upset at the way Rondo let a good group of point men fly past him this season, but that's the way the position works in this era, with no hand checking to help stop these flyweights. Rondo is just 24, he nearly cracked double-figure assists last season, and he led the league in steals as well
I like this ranking for Rajon. He's not the best, because he still has holes in his game. And that's the beauty of all this. He's being called a top 3 point guard while still possessing an inconsistent jump shot and still gambling too much on D is a testament to how good he is in other areas.
This is a huge year for him. This year, it's Rondo's team first. He's got to take that next step and look to build the entire Celtics offense off of his game. He's clearly the future of this franchise… we'll see how his game progresses and whether he can vault to the top spot by this time next year.