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Rondo, KG make First Team All-Defense

Via Chris Forsberg: 

Celtics guard Rajon Rondo and forward Kevin Garnett both earned spots on the NBA's All-Defensive first team, the league announced Monday. 

Rondo finished second in the overall voting of the NBA's 30 head coaches, earning 16 first-team votes and seven second-team votes for a total of 39 points (coaches were not allowed to vote for their own player). Only Orlando'sDwight Howard (56 points, 27 first-place votes) earned more points. Miami's LeBron James (38 points), Los Angeles' Kobe Bryant (33) and Garnett (33) rounded out the first team. 

Congrats to them.  Meanwhile Carlos Arroyo says it looks like Rondo is ready to go.

"He's ready to go," said Boston guard Carlos Arroyo, who will likely be on the active roster tonight in case Rondo's left elbow injury flares up during tonight's game. "He's a warrior. He demonstrated that last game. We were all surprised the fact that he came back after that injury. I know he's ready. He wants to play. He wants to win."

I wonder if Carlos said that with any hint of disappointment?   Not really… but part of him was probably feeling like "alright…. I actually get to PLAY in the playoffs!"  

It'll be interesting to see how this goes.  There's such dramatic difference between Rajon Rondo's game and Delonte West's.  It'll be interesting to see how Miami reacts if there's an early substitution.

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  • when I played college ball my freshman, sophomore and part of my junior year (I played all 4 years) I was the 12th to 9th man depending on what was going on and sitting there on the end of bench, I am not to proud to say I secertly hoped the 2 guys ahead of me would get in foul trouble or have a minor injury. So I could get in a game when we were not up or down 30 points. That being said these guys all get paid the same if they play or not. so it should be no biggy, I think Leon and Scal were both great at this 5 DNPS then bam get their number called and step up. Lets go Celtics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rondo’s selection is questionable based on his gambling style. Was Iverson 1st team All Defense? Because they are comparable in defensive styles.