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Celtics Morning Joe: Will Rondo become one of the greatest defensive point guards of all-time?

Posted by shawn cassidy on August 28, 2011 at 4:10 AM

 

Rondo has become one of the great defensive players of his generation,and he's only getting started. Gary Payton was known as the glove,and is Rondo their yet? Does he play that quality of defense. Payton was a bigger point guard,and he was able to guard shooting guards. That might not be a fair comparison,but it's a start. Rondo has learned quickly in his NBA career that defense is key to everything. It opens up the door for long-term success in the NBA. Rondo since his second year in the NBA only knows defense wins championships. Rondo has been one of the best off the ball defenders in the league.

 

Rondo has been a witness to one of the best defensive players of all-time in KG. How much will Rondo take from KG. Even though they both play different positions it's sometimes a mentality. The importance of Rondo for the Celtics is crucial now,and it will be for the next five plus years. I think it's fair to call Rondo the best defensive point guard in the NBA today. He's no Rose on offense. He's right there with Nash on passing ability,and seeing the floor,but nobody's better than Rondo on defense.Stockton was a great defensive point guard. He's number one all-time in steals. Rondo reminds me of Stockton in some ways on defense. Stockton had big hands,and a long reach,and Rondo has the same gift. Stockton was able to use toughness on defense,but Rondo has both tougness,and athletic ability. Rondo's story is still their to be written.

 


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5 Comments

Reply paul
8:05 AM on August 28, 2011 
To me, Rondo is the best playmaker and defender, and I feel sure that one day he will be an excellent scorer, but his biggest problem is consistency. I think we will see a lot of improvement there next year. We know that Rondo can gamble and roam better than anyone since Bird, and probably better than Bird, but he's not so good at staying home and staying in front of his man, because he doesn't focus on it as much. As he showed Wade, he's fully capable of beating the best offensive players with his defense.
Reply ronit00se7en
9:54 AM on August 28, 2011 
dont get me wrong please.....but could we hire Mr.stockton to teach rondo to shoot with his big hands?I mean wasn't he a good shooter?
Reply paul
10:12 AM on August 28, 2011 
sounds like a good idea, ronit
Reply Ron Leyba
12:32 PM on August 28, 2011 
ronit00se7en says...
dont get me wrong please.....but could we hire Mr.stockton to teach rondo to shoot with his big hands?I mean wasn't he a good shooter?



Rondo worked with one of the best three-point shooters,and free throw shooters of all-time in Mark Price. Your on the money about Stockton.
Reply paul
2:19 PM on August 28, 2011 
Winitall in 2012 says...
Rondo worked with one of the best three-point shooters,and free throw shooters of all-time in Mark Price. Your on the money about Stockton.


But don't forget, Rondo, work on shots that feel natural to you (such as hook shots, darnit!)...