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Rondo Active Versus Pistons
Friday, March 18
Rondo had 10 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds against the Detroit Pistons on Friday.
Durability Hasn't Been Issue for Rondo in Sacramento
In his first season in Sacramento, Rondo has been largely healthy. He has only missed three games this season, one due to a league suspension and one more after hurting his hand in February.
Kings coach George Karl spoke about his relationship with Rondo, per Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee:
I think Rajon is a challenge to coach from the standpoint you’re always talking the game with him because he knows the game. He’s a very intelligent basketball player. Sometimes there’s a little bit too much debate, and as a coach I’ve got to learn when to open that window up and when to close that window down. I think that’s kind of where we’re at right now.
The 2015-16 season has seen a return to form for Rondo, who signed a one-year "prove it" deal in Sacramento last summer. He's averaging 11.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 11.9 assists per game, putting him at or around career highs in all three categories. Criticism of Rondo's play stems from his defense, which has been below par, and his general contrarian nature.
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