Rajon Pierre Rondo is an American professional basketball point guard with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. He played for two years at Kentucky before declaring for the 2006 NBA Draft. During the draft, he was selected by the Phoenix Sunsand was subsequently traded to the Boston Celtics, where he made his NBA debut during the 2006–07 season. Rondo was also named to the 2005 USA Men's Under-21 World Championship Team, which traveled to Argentina for the FIBA World Championships. During his rookie season in the NBA, Rondo played a supporting role, starting in only 25 games. He made his NBA regular season debut on November 1, 2006, in a home loss against the New Orleans Hornets. That season, Rondo earned his first NBA championship, playing alongside All-Stars Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. His breakout performance came during the 2009 NBA Playoffs, where he nearly averaged a triple-double, and helped his team take the eventual Eastern-conference champion Orlando Magic seven games in the Eastern semi-finals. He is a three-time All-Star, one-time All-NBA team selection and a four-time All-Defensive member. He also led the NBA in steals during the 2009–10 and assists during 2011–12, and ranks seventh in Celtics history in assists and fourth in steals.
Missing the Point: Can a shoot-first point guard really win your team a NBA title?
We might be in the golden era of superstar point guards. But are most NBA teams still missing the point? I look back at recent NBA history to see the team that has gotten it right - San Antonio - and how most high-scoring PGs have taken away from a winning system, instead of contributing to it.