This is something to consider, as the C’s are presumably only going to remain in their current incarnation for one more season before Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and the majority of the remaining roster head towards a major free agency period in 2013.
Once a new team is in place, Rondo will be looked upon to be a key influence in the direction the Celtics take in the coming years. He’ll need to become a leader and utilize his pass-first, or traditional point guard, skills to bring his new team together quickly.
Luckily, it’s this skill set that can make the impending transition go as smoothly as expected.
The Celtics aren’t going to ask Rondo to take over games like Derrick Rose would—he’s not that type of player. What he is is a player who makes his teammates better in all areas of their game.
Rajon Rondo needs to keep playing the style of basketball he currently plays, while increasing his leadership role. If this remains true, the Celtics shouldn’t miss a beat as the team changes for the future.