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Rajon Rondo Week: Raw talent

Posted by shawn cassidy on August 23, 2011 at 3:05 AM

Unexpected talent is rare in the NBA. Trading away unexpected talent is unforgivable. That's what the Suns did in the 2006 draft. Danny Ainge saw something in the flashy point guard from Kentucky. I'm sure the Suns feel some regret,or complete regret in the trade. The Suns had a MVP point guard,and what was the point in bringing in this young raw point guard. The regret could fall into this category called trade bait. They could have used Rondo in a trade if he developed nicely behind Nash in Phoenix.


What if the Celtics don't have Rondo in 2007 when the big three formed? The Celtics would have figured something out  in 2007 without Rondo, or not. Rondo doesn't get enough credit from the title run in 2008. He was a second year point guard,and he played poorly on the road. He was explosive in the garden. Rondo was the guy controlling things in 2008,and he does the same now. He took a back seat in 2008,but the big three peaked in 2008,and Rondo had to become the team leader after the Celtics had major injury issues in 2009,and 2010.


The uncanny rise of Rondo shocked me,but I shouldn't have been shocked in 2008. He grew into his role so quickly because he wants  greatness ,and he has the fire in his belly. It burns him to his core that he wants to win so much. If you want Rondo in your top list  of point guards you should note that he's the highest draft pick out of the top point guards in the league. Rondo will continue to win,and he will want more championships. The story just started on Rondo,and I look forward to the journey.


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Reply paul
8:28 AM on August 23, 2011 
I love this point of view, and I feel sad that it is seen so rarely.
Reply Atones
12:18 PM on August 23, 2011 
paul says...
I love this point of view, and I feel sad that it is seen so rarely.

I like the view too. I do think the Celtics win without Rondo in 2008,but I could see how they might not without Rondo
Reply paul
4:57 PM on August 23, 2011 
I'm not so sure the Cs win in 2008 without Rondo. The symbiosis between these four guys has been something very, very special
Reply Morena
11:10 AM on March 27, 2012 
I was reading some old articles and I really like your articles about rondo!!