Rondo is expected to be great, but he's not there yet even if he looks like the Rondo of old at times. Sometimes, it's easy to forget that Rajon Rondo's still recovering from ACL surgery.During the month of February, he averaged 15.3 points, 9.9 assists and 5.1 rebounds with 48.5 percent shooting. Rondo looked like a different player with the jumper starting to fall easier than before.
But since February, Rondo has been off a bit. He's still tallying up assists, but his shots won't fall and his ability to attack the basket has been questioned. Rondo has backed out of any second nights of a back-to-back. Rondo's talked about his list of body aches, and because the Celtics are playing for a lottery pick at this point. Rondo is able to use the remainder of the season as a training camp, and as apart of his rehab. So far, I'm pleased with Rondo, and despite his jumper being off as of late. I think it has more to do with his legs, than it does with his new form. Rondo has two games this week that he'll get up for, and I think will get another glimpse of Rondo against the Heat and Nets.
Brad Stevens on Rajon Rondo: "I still don't think he feels or is 100 percent back. I don't think there's any question about that."— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) March 17, 2014