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Rajon Rondo: 2008-2009 Celtics Player Review

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo really showed his increasing development as a NBA player this past season. Rondo had a good year during the 2007-08 season, but really got things going this past year and showed the rest of the league that he can compete with some of the premier point guards of the NBA. Nearly an All-Star, Rondo continued to improve his numbers all around and looks to further that development next season.

Regular Season

During the regular season, Rondo became an assist machine and finished the season with averages of 11.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 8.2 assists per game. His unique style of moving with the ball and being aggressive under the basket, even as a little guy, make Rondo an effective player. He was often a bit scary with some of his moves during the year (i.e. when he crashes to the floor), but overall he got the job done.

Playoffs

Rondo continued to be solid during the playoffs and nearly averaged a triple-double during the two playoff series. He did average a double-double during both series though, but due to the different statistics he ended up averaging 16.9 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 9.8 assists per game during the postseason.

Future Outlook

Rondo was the subject of some trade rumors early in the off-season along with fellow starter Ray Allen, but those rumors have dissipated and the Celtics would have been foolish the deal Rondo. With any luck next season, Rondo will make his first All-Star game appearance and prove that he can keep up with the other premier point guards of the NBA. I look forward to watching him develop even more so next season.

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One comment for “Rajon Rondo: 2008-2009 Celtics Player Review”

  1. Is there a more entertaining player in the league than Rajon Rondo? The trade attempts by the GM was just to see what the market had to offer. Geeze, Amare and Barbosa for Allen and Rondo ( rumor ) shouldn,t be takin personally. That’s two great players for two great players. In conclusion I hope for a lot of things to happen. One, we resign Rondo. Two, we resign Ray for 2 more years at 5.5 per season. Three , Paul Pierce opts out of next year and resigns a 4 year deal at 6.6 mil season. Not sure of the exact dollar figures but that would be what ( if they did the above ) 12.1 for next year compared to around 35 million this year. A difference of 23 million. You should be able to sign Rondo and go after Dwayne Wade with that kind of money?

    Posted by tools | September 13, 2009, 12:40 pm

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