When Boston Celtics’ point guard, Rajon Rondo, tore his ACL in January of 2013, no one knew how well the 6’1” point guard out of Kentucky would play when he returned. Well, he has returned and he is playing like his old self. This is phenomenal news for Celtics fans to know that their superstar has nearly returned to his style of play this quickly after coming back to the court. Rajon Rondo is once again playing at a high level which should bring smiles to not only Celtics fans, but all NBA fans as well.
In his past three games specifically, Rondo has taken his game to the famous Rondo level. Rajon Rondo has flirted with a triple-double in all three of those games. On Sunday, February 2nd, Rondo, in 27 minutes of play, went for 19 points, (on 9-11 shooting) 10 assists, and 6 rebounds against the Orlando Magic (according to ESPN.com). Then, on February 5th, Rondo had 8 points, 11 assists, and 9 rebounds in a loss at home against the Philidelphia 76ers. Finally, this past Sunday, Rajon Rondo once again nearly netted a triple double by going for 15 points, 12 assists, and 8 boards against the Dallas Mavericks. This sort of play is what NBA fans have become accustomed to seeing from Rondo. This could definitely signify that is 100% healthy as the Celtics have been very cautious with Rondo by easing him into games in a variety of ways. The Celtics have slowly increased his minutes from 20 to nearly a full game. They also have avoided him playing the second game of a back-to-back up to this point.
Any rumors or notions of the Boston Celtics seeking to trade Rondo should be looked down on. Danny Ainge, the general manager of the Celtics, is a former player and a very intelligent person. He knows that it would be in the Celtics’ best interest to build around Rondo. He is the captain, the playmaker, the quarterback, the facilitator, etc. He does a great job at all of those things and is recognized as one of the best point guards in the game today. Conclusively, for all Celtics fans trust in Rajon Rondo because he is your key to returning championship glory and pride back to Boston.