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Rajon Rondo vs Chris Paul

Posted by shawn cassidy on July 25, 2013 at 5:15 AM



Chris Paul vs Rajon Rondo


Chris Paul's career achievements. 




Chris Paul's career stats (Regular season)

Averages

PPG 18.6 APG 9.8 RPG 4.4 SPG 2.4 FG% .473 GP 555

Totals

Points 10,311 Assists 5449 Rebounds 2426 Steals 1331


Chris Paul's career stats (Playoffs)

Averages

PPG 20.9 APG 9.5 RPG 5.0 FG% .482% GP 40

Totals

Points 835 Assists 381 Rebounds 201 Steals 88



Rajon Rondo's career achievements.





Rajon Rondo's career stats (Regular season)

Averages

PPG 11.1 APG 8.3 SPG 1.9 FG% .481 GP 475

Totals

Points 5251 Assists 3943 Rebounds 2156 Steals 913


Rajon Rondo's career stats (Playoffs)

Averages

PPG 14.5 APG 9.2 RPG 6.0 SPG 2.0 FG% .445% GP 92

Totals

Points 1336 Assists 845 Rebounds 554 Steals 181


HEAD TO HEAD

Player G W L GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Rajon Rondo 10 6 4 9 34.4 4.5 10.0 .450 0.2 0.6 .333 1.3 2.0 .650 0.9 3.0 3.9 6.5 1.8 0.2 2.9 3.1 10.5
Chris Paul 10 4 6 10 35.3 5.1 12.4 .411 1.0 3.3 .303 4.5 5.5 .818 1.1 3.0 4.1 9.1 2.2 0.0 2.5 3.1 15.7



These two have been linked many times, a trade was reported in 2011 that would have swapped the two star point guards. Another link has become Doc Rivers. Both players have advantages in certain categories. But if I want a point guard, I want Rondo.He's a NBA champion, and he's played 52 more playoff games than Paul. In the next phase of Rondo's career, will see how he compares to Paul,and will see how well Paul will do with his team being contenders. Paul is the better scorer, but Rondo is the better play maker, and rebounder, and I give the edge on the defensive end to Rondo. I would rank Rondo ahead of Paul, when Rondo returns to form. I know many will say Paul is the better of the two, but I thought we rank players by playoff sucess?




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7 Comments

Reply paul
7:28 AM on July 25, 2013 
I'll take Rondo. But it's time for Rondo to take the proverbial 'next step'.
Reply Franklin
11:35 AM on July 25, 2013 
Rondo has the one thing that counts. A NBA title.
Reply rcraig617
1:10 PM on July 25, 2013 
I also think rondo is 2-3 years younger then chris paul. I would take rondo over paul but you can't say because he has an nba championship if we had chris paul in 08 instead of rondo we would've won the big 3 were just that good it's kinda like saying you'd take mario chalmers over most point guards because he has 2 rings and that's not true.
Reply paul
1:40 PM on July 25, 2013 
Come on, RCraig - Rondo has led his team deep into the playoffs again and again. To me, Rondo is bigger than his statistics. In fact, I'd call him a transformational player, someone who take the game itself to a different place. To me, Chris Paul is a very very good player. Also, what factors into this is Rondo's growth. Chris Paul came into the league ready to be amazing. Arguably, his early years were his best. Rondo has developed, year by year by year. Most importantly, what factors into this is potential. I think Rondo has seemingly unlimited potential. But right now, Rondo is the one with more to prove. He's on the verge of superstardom, but that means he's not there yet.
Reply C'slife
4:34 PM on July 25, 2013 
rcraig617 says...
I also think rondo is 2-3 years younger then chris paul. I would take rondo over paul but you can't say because he has an nba championship if we had chris paul in 08 instead of rondo we would've won the big 3 were just that good it's kinda like saying you'd take mario chalmers over most point guards because he has 2 rings and that's not true.



I get what your saying. But the comparison is between two of the best. It's how Rondo was able to win the ring by actually being a big factor in two of the Celtics wins in the Finals, and Rondo led this team in 2010 to a Finals, and last season he was damn close. Even if you take away the 2008 season. Rondo has maximized a old core for a long time. Paul has been unable to get past the second round, and his Clippers team blew a 2-0 lead last season in the first round. I think the Chalmers argument makes sense, but like I said were comparing greats. You can compare Chalmers to B.J Armstrong's career.
Reply rcraig617
2:10 AM on July 26, 2013 
paul says...
Come on, RCraig - Rondo has led his team deep into the playoffs again and again. To me, Rondo is bigger than his statistics. In fact, I'd call him a transformational player, someone who take the game itself to a different place. To me, Chris Paul is a very very good player. Also, what factors into this is Rondo's growth. Chris Paul came into the league ready to be amazing. Arguably, his early years were his best. Rondo has developed, year by year by year. Most importantly, what factors into this is potential. I think Rondo has seemingly unlimited potential. But right now, Rondo is the one with more to prove. He's on the verge of superstardom, but that means he's not there yet.

I Agree with you on how paul's earlier years were his best and that kind of supports my argument that if he were here in 08 we still would've won. You also support my argument that you don't have to even bring up that rondo has a ring as you said he elevates his game in the playoffs and in big games and almost won us number 18 in 2010 even last year rondo was the best pg in the playoffs I just hate that championship argument because there will always be players who end up being on great teams that aren't as good as players that are on bad teams.
Reply paul
7:17 AM on July 26, 2013 
rcraig617 says...
I Agree with you on how paul's earlier years were his best and that kind of supports my argument that if he were here in 08 we still would've won. You also support my argument that you don't have to even bring up that rondo has a ring as you said he elevates his game in the playoffs and in big games and almost won us number 18 in 2010 even last year rondo was the best pg in the playoffs I just hate that championship argument because there will always be players who end up being on great teams that aren't as good as players that are on bad teams.


I hear you re. the championship argument. There's never just one factor that can decide these arguments. My pet peeve along these lines is Hondo. Havlicek is rated over Cowens, and his championships have a lot to do with it - I think he has 8 - but he wasn't the main guy on any of them. For the championship argument for Rondo to really work, Rondo would have to have been the main guy on that 2008 team. The thing is, though, it's not just the championship. The overall argument works better - that Rondo teams have routinely driven deep into the playoffs, with him as the best player. Paul can't say that, and Paul is the one - not Rondo - who has had teams built virtually to order.