Thursday, May 31, 2012

NBA's Best PG Is...

For the past few years, Los Angeles Clippers point guard, Chris Paul, has been the best point guard in the league, but an argument can be made that there is a new no. 1 lead guard in the NBA.

Rajon Rondo, the Celtics point guard, is in his 5th year in the league, and has been nothing short of sensational so far in his short career.

Rondo has averaged a double-double in this year's NBA Playoffs with 17.4 points and 11.8 assists a game.

He is the closest thing to Jason Kidd when it comes to flirting with a triple-double every time he steps onto the court.

Also, his deadly accurate passes and craftiness when driving through the lane reminds one of that guy over in L.A. that now wears a no. 3 jersey for the Clippers.

His only achilles heel is his lack of a consistent jump shot, but that consistency looks as if it is taking a turn for the better.

In last night's 115-111 playoff loss to the Miami Heat, Rondo notched 44 points (16-of-24 from the field), 10 assists and eight rebounds, while playing all four quarters and overtime.

He made most of his 16 field goals from the perimeter, including a couple of late three's.

The Heat dared Rondo to shoot and he knocked down jump shot, after jump shot, after jump shot.

One game cannot fix any player's blemish(es), but as Rondo enters his prime years in the NBA, he looks like he is ready to become a more consistent shooter, which only means he will become nearly impossible to stop.

As of today, there is no other point guard in the NBA that is better than the 6-foot-1-inch man wearing the no. 9 jersey in Bean town.

No comments:

Post a Comment