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Rajon Rondo: The Stud To Be

Vincent YinContributor IApril 27, 2009

BOSTON - APRIL 18:  Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics looks on as Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls prepares to shoot a free throw in the final minute of overtime in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on April 18, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. Rondo was called for fouling Rose. The Chicago Bulls defeated the Boston Celtics 105-103 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

After checking up on the box scores between the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics over the last two games, I have been extremely amazed at Rajon Rondo's stats. Even though I'd expect the Celtics to destroy the Bulls with Rondo's stats, they don't seem to be doing that.

I haven't seen much of the Bulls-Celtics playoff matches, but the series does seem like a tight one with the series tied at two games each after the Bulls win today. To be honest, Rondo is the only Celtic who has stepped up in the playoffs. Ray Allen has had his ups and downs, Pierce doesn't seem that enthusiastic as he was last season, and Perkins hasn't done too much.

Kevin Garnett's absence on the court is missed by fans, but Rondo would be glad. Rondo gets more shots and also without Garnett means less rebounds for the Celtics. That's where Rondo has really helped the Celtics in getting easy rebounds.

Rondo and Derrick Rose seem to be on a stat battle right now, with Rondo wining it. It seems Rondo has reclaimed his title as the better point guard between the two after Rose's magnificent performance in his playoff debut.

As of now, Rondo is the main focal point for the Celtics and will be the player who needs to make sure he plays 110 percent every single game for the rest of the series to ensure their advancement into the second round of the playoffs.

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I honestly can't imagine how good he will be in the future if he does stay with the Celtics, which I think will be likely. I remember when he was in his younger years people criticized him because of how weak his jump shot is. But now these people look back and think about how ridiculous they sounded.

People seriously have to give Rondo some credit. I hope that I can watch him further in the series because, unless others step up, Rondo will have to be doing a lot more work on the court, which means he will be more entertaining to watch.

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