Rondo's legend began with his playoff greatness. With the Celtics out, and with many of his peers making names for themselves. Rondo's value around the league seems to be question, or at least forgotten.
Perhaps the best series so far has been Houston-Portland. In Damian Lillard's first postseason he's more than stepped up, hitting countless clutch shots so far.
Along with LaMarcus Aldridge, Lillard has the Rockets on the cusp of advancing to the second round as they hold a 3-1 series lead.
When you talk about the best point guards in the NBA, Lillard hasn't been in the discussion, but Rajon Rondo has. But does a series like this change things?
In fact, when you look around the league and see point guards like Lillard, Washington's John Wall, Atlanta's Jeff Teague, Golden State's Stephen Curry, among others, it kind of makes you think differently about Rondo - or does it?
Does watching the play of some of the point guards in the playoffs change your opinion - or value - of Rondo?
Let us know in the comments section.
I think Rondo is still a top 5 point guard, but this years playoffs should light a fire underneath him. Lillard seems like a great talented point guard. Wall has taken the next step, and for Curry and Parker. They're already great. Rondo needs to prove his worth all over again. That's great news to me. Rondo needs more motivation.