Two heads are better than one as they say. The budding duo of Rondo and Sullinger is something that's welcome and needed. Will it be the long term fix for the Celtics, or will it become something bigger. Rondo's already an All-Star who has the resume, and he's still the best play making point guard in the game. Look at his past 4 games. Rondo is averaging 14 assists a game.
"I like playing on the court with Sully," Rondo said. "I told Brad I want to play with Sully as much as possible. Not a knock to our other bigs, but one thing Sully does that doesn't show up on the stat sheet is he's probably the best outlet passer we have."
Rondo points to Boston's strong second quarter showing in which the Celtics went on a 17-2 run to lead by four points, fueled in part by Sullinger's outlet passes.
"It wasn't because he made 3s," Rondo said. "It was because he got the ball up court and we were able to turn it into transition points."
The wins haven't been there, but Rondo has made others on this team better. Right now, it's unfair to judge this team on wins alone. They've been in these games, and it's just a matter of a play or two that seems to determine some of these games. The Celtics are becoming a cohesive unit. Rondo plays well with anyone, but if Rondo's asking for Sullinger to play with him out there. Then it's something special. This duo isn't the entire future of the Celtics, but it's a glimpse of some of the chemistry that will build as Ainge puts this team back together again.