Let's compare Rondo's stats per game to those of other top point guards thus far:
- Rajon Rondo: 10.7 pts, 6.3 reb, 16.7 ast, 2.0 steals, 0.424 FG%
- Chris Paul: 20 pts, 6 reb, 9.3 ast, 1 steal, 0.500 FG%
- Derrick Rose: 27.7 pts, 5 reb, 8.7 ast, 1 steal, 0.449 FG%
- Deron Williams: 15.3 pts, 4.3 reb, 9 ast, 0.7 steals, 0.353 FG%
- Steve Nash: 17.3 pts, 3 reb, 6.7 ast, 1.3 steals, 0.500 FG%
- Russell Westbrook: 22.3 pts, 6.7 reb, 7.3 ast, 2.7 steals, 0.463 FG%
- John Wall: 21 pts, 3 reb, 9 ast, 1.5 steals, 0.417 FG%
- Chauncey Billups: 15.7 pts, 2.3 reb, 5.3 ast, 2.3 steals, 0.276 FG%
Among this list, Rondo is 2nd in rebounds, 1st in assists (by far), and 3rd in steals. He is clearly beaten in scoring by everyone else, but he is also not our primary scorer. He is a pass-first guard and can dish it to numerous veterans that are more than capable of scoring themselves. Every other point guard on this list is either the primary or the secondary scoring option on their respective teams. Rondo is the fourth for the Celtics. And despite that his FG% is 5th on this list, that is not a bad percentage to be shooting, and if his jump shot has improved. Rajon Rondo is also the only point guard listed averaging a double double.
In conclusion, Rondo's numbers thus far all point to his status as the NBA's best PG. That is all without me mentioning that 67 assists in the 1st 4 games is an NBA record, that 24 assists in a game is a career high (nearly a team history high too), and that he got the season's first triple double. And without me bringing up his All-Defensive Team spot and the fact that he led the league in steals last year. RONDO IS HANDS-DOWN THE BEST PG IN THE NBA! Here's to him keeping that status for the rest of the season, and well into the playoffs! Banner 18, here we come!
(This is just my opinion. Who do you think is the best PG in the game?)
Who do you think is the NBA's best PG?
Rajon Rondo (1655 votes)
Chris Paul (692 votes)
Steve Nash (95 votes)
Deron Williams (225 votes)
Derrick Rose (258 votes)
John Wall (28 votes)
Chauncey Billups (14 votes)
Russell Westbrook (71 votes)
3038 total votes