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Post#1 Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:44 am by KGboss

I saw this quoted on the Celtics board, and it got me thinking, Is this the season where we officially start to see Rondo in the prime of his career? Or did it start last year with his fantastic playoff run and winning the APG award?

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Rajon Rondo is the 1st player in NBA history to have 121+ assists and 30 or fewer turnovers in his first 9 games of a season (per Elias).


The next question would be, how far do you see this kid going? I know Rondo gets a lot of hate on this website for some reason, but the guy is playing at an unbelievable level right now considering where he started those 6 seasons ago. My homerism sees him being a top 3 MVP candidate for the next few seasons, but I know people will disagree with me.

Where is Rondo headed?
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Post#2 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:52 am by Amare_1_Knicks

We very well could be. IMO, he's never going to be a traditional 20/10 PG -- he seems to be more along the lines of John Stockton, where he's going to score in the mid-teens and dish in the low double digits consistently. Now obviously he's not the shooter that Stockton was, but again as far as his numbers themselves go, they're more than likely going to look like Stockton's( As they already do )
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Post#3 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:55 am by BizGilwalker

Well to me, he's virtually tied with Chris Paul for best PG in the league. His jumper is slowly improving and once he gets that to a respectable level, he's going to be near unstoppable. He's got that huge assist streak alive and could probably keep it alive playing 20 minutes a night if he wanted to. The dude is scary good.
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Post#4 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:55 am by Optms

One of the greatest facilitators of all time if he isn't already there now.
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Post#5 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:59 am by witnessraps

Rondo is too young to be in his prime IMO. There may be another level he could get to. This may be his best years right now though because who knows if he will play with players like Kevin and Paul
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Post#6 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:00 am by Deathclutch23

Playoff time is his prime time.
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Post#7 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:02 am by Wreckus13

Yea think hes in the MVP discussion. He has a lot more room to grow I think. And he should def be in the league for a while, his game is similar to J-Kidd
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Post#8 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:06 am by 1UPZ

Greatest play maker of all time...
Stockton on steroids...


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In seriousness he is playing awesome..

No.1 play maker but still cannot be relied to score or shoot... But elite defense and passing.. 6'1 version of Jason Kidd... A Jason Kidd Lite
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Post#9 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:07 am by Zarko

He CAN shoot, he CAN hit free throws, but his mentality really messes with him. If he somehow pulls himself together and becomes the complete player he needs to be, watch out.
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Post#10 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:07 am by sirdeadcat

As good as prime Kidd or better IMO.
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Post#11 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:08 am by DarkXaero

sirdeadcat wrote:As good as prime Kidd or better IMO.
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Post#12 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:09 am by GreenBloodedC

I say not yet, but we might get to see it this year.

He has improved his jumper, he's much more confident this year.
He gets a lot of assists but he's still making a lot of sloppy plays this year.
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Post#13 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:13 am by Clyde Frazier

Is his prime then being the dennis rodman of assists?
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Post#14 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:13 am by Deathclutch23

GreenBloodedC wrote:I say not yet, but we might get to see it this year.

He has improved his jumper, he's much more confident this year.
He gets a lot of assists but he's still making a lot of sloppy plays this year.


Yeah sometimes he is too fancy for his own good.
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Post#15 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:14 am by AntwanBoldin

Jason Kidd actually played defense
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Post#16 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:15 am by PurpleRooster

He is very good, but its odd to me that his game would fit better in an different era.
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Post#17 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:17 am by Dragic13

Rondo: 14.3/12.6 (Todays game not included...Points would be a lower assists would be higher)
If prime....

Nash: 18.6/11.6
Prime

Just to compare.

Obviouslt there are other numbers and stats and things to put into discussion ( Nash FT and 40/50/90 and Rondo defense)

If this is his prime and he can put those numbers up he may not ever win the MVP but he will be a great contributing player.
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Post#18 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:22 am by CKRT

Most of his assists are already set up before he even crosses half court. Avery Bradley stepped into his role last year and actually improved the team's dismal ORTG. Every year that he's received more responsibility in the offense, the worse the Celtics offense has gotten, and despite what Celtic fans will tell you, Nash has dominated the top ten offenses of all time without strong offensive rebounding.


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Post#19 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:26 am by Deathclutch23

This is Rondo thread not Steve Nash thread. If your having Nash nostalgia go make a thread or something.
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Post#20 Re: Are we witnessing Rondo's prime?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:30 am by CKRT

Sorry? I'm just providing direct evidence that specifically contradicts what Celtics fans say about the teams god awful ORTG. Just because it involves a past player doesn't mean I'm having a nostalgia moment, it does however mean I'm using real evidence with a huge sample size (in this case anyway).
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