Rondo has been impressing people everywhere he goes. In Summer League we heard from several people singing his praises. This past week it was Tommy Heinsohn who had this to say about our rookie point guard:
``If I was playing right now, I wouldn't leave this guy's side because he passes," Heinsohn said.
``He's going to be a very good basketball player. His speed is impressive to everybody, but he also has great feel. He makes great passes. He tends to want to run the club instead of trying to get Rajon Rondo [points]. That's also refreshing. That's nice to have."
The latest addition to the Rajon Rondo fan club is Dana Barros. Shira's Blog tells us that he had this to say about him:
‘‘Rondo really impressed me a lot,’’ said Barros. ‘‘He has a great presence on the floor. I know it’s training camp and guys are a little sore and don’t have their full speed, but he’s on another speed right now from everybody else. I’m really impressed with his floor leadership out there, controlling the tempo of the game. It makes me want to dust my old self off. It reminds me that when you have that speed you take everybody’s morale away by running them to death. I see that in him. I see him breaking everybody down by being at that same level all the time.’’
The only knock on him was that he couldn't shoot. But after reports that he has worked on his shooting for almost 3 hours every day, I have to believe that he will make teams pay if they back off of him and give him a shot. I have said all along that Rondo is eventually going to be our starting point guard. It may not happen right away because he still needs to adjust completely to the NBA game but I believe it will happen. And with more and more people jumping on the Rondo band wagon, it seems more certain with every one. [More] source: Globe
Wow, this is truly exciting. When was the last time we had a blazing PG who knows how to pass and control the tempo? And now we have 2 of them.
Rajon is right on Telfair's tail and I'll be excited for either one who wins the battle. Poor Delonte--he injures his back at the worst opportune time. He was supposed to be in the competition for the starting PG spot, but its looking like Telfair and Rajon are leaving him in the dust. He wasn't going to compete with their speed and passing ability, but it appears that they've both already gained Doc's trust.
Wonder how effective a backcourt of Rajon and Telfair will be?
The only reason I am holding off on the whole Rondo thing is that I don't want to get my hopes up the way I did for every other young guy we have. The only one my hopes wasn't up for was Gomes and maybe DWest and they are the only ones that have exceeded my original hopes. It just seems to good to be true. He sounds like the next Isiah Thomas without all the evilness.