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Best of Rondo: 4x All-NBA Defensive Team

Posted by shawn cassidy on May 26, 2013 at 6:30 AM



Rondo is the gambler on defense, and it's paid off four times for Rondo. He made the first team twice in 2010 and in 2011. The Second team in 2009 and in 2012. The streak ended at four this season when Rondo was left off any All-NBA defensive teams. Perhaps because he missed half the season, or maybe it wasn't why. Rondo owns the Celtics single season record for steals in a season with 189 in the 2009-10 season.


In Game 6 of the 2008 Finals, the point guard posted a playoff career-high 6 steals as the Celtics defeated the Lakers 4–2 to win banner 17. Rondo's defense set the tone that night along with KG of course. Rajon needs to regain his form next season, but the prof is there. Rondo can be the best defensive point guard in the game.



Rondo records 7 steals in this game against Denver at the Garden in 2008-09.


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7 Comments

Reply paul
7:30 AM on May 26, 2013 
Rondo isn't just a gambler. I see him as someone who tried to make the most of his speed and length in conjunction with other players in a team-oriented approach to defense that relies on having committed and aware Bigs. This last season, Rondo seemed not to recognize that the personnel on the team had changed, and we needed him to pressure his man more.
Reply Greg
12:12 PM on May 26, 2013 
Rondo has great length and hands.. Reminds me of Jordan actually on defense.
Reply paul
5:20 PM on May 26, 2013 
Doesn't get into a nice crouch though, sometimes, when he really should.
Reply rcraig617
11:40 PM on May 26, 2013 
Rondo wasn't all nba defensive team worthy this year so i'm not mad that he was left off. He let guys go past him constantly and gambled too much in my eyes. I believe next year he'll gamble less because of his knee and play more solid defense and probably get back to that all nba defense status.
Reply rcraig617
11:41 PM on May 26, 2013 
paul says...
Doesn't get into a nice crouch though, sometimes, when he really should.

I agree with that but sometimes he wouldn't crouch because he'd know a pick was coming and he'd have to trail the pg and it's easier to trail the pg when you aren't in a full crouch.
Reply rcraig617
11:41 PM on May 26, 2013 
Greg says...
Rondo has great length and hands.. Reminds me of Jordan actually on defense.

Only if he was ALOT stronger haha
Reply paul
7:38 AM on May 27, 2013 
I think sometimes maybe Rondo needs more leg strength to be able to really stay in front of other pgs. Of course, no one can entirely stay in front of an NBA pg. Look at the way George blew past Lebron.