Since returning from his ACL injury in January, Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has steadily been returning to his old form at a remarkably quick pace. Rondo has always been known to be more of a pure point guard; one that does not shoot much, but instead manages the game and facilitates. However, Rondo has been spending multiple hours crafting his shot. Recently, Rondo has successfully converted jumpers in and outside the 3-point line more than ever. Some believe that this is because initially Rajon Rondo was hesitant with his usual method of scoring, driving and laying it in, due to his ACL and had to settle for jumpshots in order to score. Because of this recent occurrence, I believe Rajon Rondo is set to become even better next season.
The Boston Celtics next season are in prime position to draft a perennial All-Star player. Players like Kansas’ Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins, and also Duke’s Jabari Parker would fit into this category. With this addition, Rajon Rondo would gain help on his team. The Celtics would gain a player in which Rondo and that player mutually benefit one another. Summarily, the Celtics would be extremely harder to defend. Also, Rajon Rondo’s new shooting attack would add a new offensive threat. Additionally, not only has Rondo improved his shooting, but he also has improved mightily from the free throw line which was something that Rondo did not used to be very proficient at. Also, Rondo is shooting more three-pointers and converting more as well which in turn makes him a pretty solid all-around point guard.
Rajon Rondo has performed at an extremely high level for the Boston Celtics in recent games. In the last 5 games, according to ESPN Stats and Information, Rondo has averaged 15.8 points and 11.2 assists in 35.8 minutes per game. With Rondo’s recovery looking much better than expected and the promising future that lies ahead for the Boston franchise, all Celtics fans should be ecstatic for next season and the seasons to follow.