Rajon Rondo Becoming Perimeter Threat
Even with a fourth all-star berth under his belt, even with his impressive field goal percentage this season, teams still aren’t convinced that Rajon Rondo has turned into a decent perimeter shooter.
While pouring in a season-high 30 points in Boston’s 100-99 overtime loss to Chicago, Rondo shot 12-for-21 from the field with most of his shots made being jumpers.
While he remains a pass-first point guard, he continues to blossom into a more reliable scorer who can also score with jumpers, too.
Celtics guard Courtney Lee remembers how his former teams in Houston, Orlando and New Jersey, would prepare to face Rondo and the C’s.
“When we played against him, we wanted him to shoot the jump-shot,” said Lee, who added that Rondo’s play of late will change that.
“Teams are going to have to start respecting it,” Lee said. “Because he’s been putting in a lot of work after practice. I try to be the last one out of there, but he’s in there shooting shots, too. You can see it’s paying off.”