Rajon Rondo has been evolving and growing at a faster pace than any player in the league since he entered the NBA. He has evolved from a role player on a 2008 title winning Celtics club to a premier player in the NBA and the most important player on a roster that includes four potential Hall of Famers.
Rondo is the ultimate facilitator in the league today, which makes him the league's number one overall point guard. Rondo plays alongside four of the game's legends, all of whom willingly defer to him on every possession when determining who should bring the ball up the floor. He is also one of the league's best defensive point guards, as he has adopted the Celtics' team defensive mentality and contributed with his lightning quick hands and long arms.
As Rondo goes, the Celtics go and as the Heat have already found out twice this season, you can play off of Rondo as much as you'd like and he's still going to find openings. Rondo is averaging an astronomical 15.1 assists per game thus far, which is about 1 assist less than the league's worst passing team, the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Rondo also has a winning pedigree as he has already won a ring as a rookie role player and has been the driving force behind the Celtics' last two playoff runs. Rondo had the Celtics within one quarter, and potentially one Kendrick Perkins injury, of an NBA title last season, in a series that would certainly have seen him named the NBA Finals MVP.
Rondo is the number one point guard in the game because of his ability as a creator, both on the drive and with his passing, and because of his intangibles as a winner and leader. However, the scariest part about Rajon Rondo is the fact that he is still developing as a player and especially as a shooter. If Rondo continues to improve his shot, the conversation may switch gears from the best point guards at the moment to the best point guards of all time.