Rajon Rondo makes Bettor.com’s All-NBA 3rd Team
Point Guard: Rajon Rondo
Being on the 3rd team does not do justice to the kind of season Rondo has had this year but the competition is so fierce that Chris Paul and Tony Parker had to come before him. Nonetheless, being on the third team is in no way taking anything away from Rondo.
He has been exceptional all season. He has developed a habit of scoring triple doubles this season and has led his team to a great post All Star Break stretch that saw them solidifying their position in the Eastern Conference. Rondo leads the NBA this season in assists per game at 11.7, which is also a career high for him. He is also averaging 11.9 points per game, up from last year. But the most amazing statistic is his 4.8 rebounds per game, considering he is 6 feet 1 inches.
Rondo has gradually become the leader of the Celtics team, and I personally disagree with the fact that the Big Three of Boston is counted as Garnett, Pierce and Allen. Rondo now deserves to be counted in the Big Three more than anyone else. Rondo faced stiff competition from Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder for the point guard spot in this team. However, I believe that Rondo is a better point guard as he performs the duties of a point guard better for his team than does Westbrook. Rondo is the ball handler, play maker and a very good defensive player to put pressure on the opponent in crunch situations.
Personally, I think Rondo had a much better season than Chris Paul and Tony Parker.
Rajon Rondo: 11.9 ppg, 11.7apg, 4.9rpg, 1.8spg
Chris Paul: 19.8ppg, 9.1apg, 3.6rpg, 2.4spg
Tony Parker: 18.3ppg, 7.7apg, 2.9rpg, 1.0spg
So far the website has only released 3 of the players on their All-NBA 3rd Team. Joining Rondo on the team is Russell Westbrook and Tyson Chandler. To see the whole article, click here.