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Despite the departure of Ray Allen, which some people are attributing to Rondo's attitude, the Celtics have done a fine job of filling out their roster over the offseason. With Avery Bradley looking to take on the starting role once he heals from his injury, the C's signed Jason Terry and Curtney Lee to give the Celtics some experience and skill off the bench. In addition, the Celtics had a great draft as they picked up two solid big men in Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo. With all these tools, it is now Rondo's time to shine and take over the team.
Rondo had one of the best postseasons any one could possibly ask for. He contributed on all levels, averaging 17.3 ppg, 11.7 apg, and even 6.7 rpg. He recorded four triple-doubles in the playoffs, after having six in the regular season, joining Larry Bird as the only player to post a triple-double in a Game 7. In Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Rondo recorded 44 points, eight rebounds, and 10 assists, becoming the only player in NBA playoff history to do so. On top of that, he passed Bob Cousy for the most playoff games with at least 10 assists.
Simply put, Rondo went off in the playoffs.
This all shows that Rondo has what it takes to achieve superstar status. He was able to lead an aging Celtics team to seven games in the conference finals against the best team in the world. If Rondo can put up numbers even remotely close to the ones he did in the playoffs and lead the Celtics to at least 50 wins, Rondo has serious MVP potential.