Rondo, who already is a triple-double machine capable of taking over games in a variety of ways, is only 26 years old. His best days are still ahead of him despite the heights he's already achieved in his career.
His coach and teammates already know this. To a man, since last year's playoffs, pretty much everyone involved with the Celtics refers to the team as Rondo's team, to Rondo as their leader. Paul Pierce may still be the captain. Kevin Garnett may still be the anchor. But Rondo is that leader.
As he inches closer and closer to superstardom, Rondo still does have a handful of refinements to his game that he must make.
Here's a look at those adjustments.