Celtics’ Rajon Rondo Continues to Rack up the Assists; Sets NBA Record

Nov 12, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) dribbles the ball against against the Chicago Bulls during the second half at the United Center. The Boston Celtics defeat the Chicago Bulls 101-95. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

Rajon Rondo was credited with an assist from the Milwaukee Bucks contest, and that now gives him a new NBA record:  28 consecutive games with at least 11 assists.

How much longer will it be until Rondo is mentioned in that same breath as Chris Paul and Deron Williams.  He can’t score at that level, but he led the league in assists last year and is now showing he is the best distributor in the game.

Rondo is still a jumpshot away from being the kind of player that is a lock for the Hall of Fame.  If he could shoot the ball, he would be nearly unstoppable, as he has the speed and handles to blow by anyone who dares to play him tight.  That speed has made it possible for Rondo to break down defenses and get into the paint, where he’s been able to dump off the ball to pile up the dimes.

Now that he’s set a record for games with 11+ assists, how long will it go on?  Can Rondo establish a streak so impressive that other point guards will take notice and crown him as the best?  Or will we forever hear that Rondo lacks the offense to be a premier point guard?

Topics: Boston Celtics, NBA, Rajon Rondo

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