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Thoughts after 12 Games. Some good, some bad, and some ugly.

The Celtics are about one-fifth of the way through their season, and over the course of their first 12 games there has been a lot to be concerned about and very little to make fans feel like this team will make a meaningful push through the playoffs. At this point even making the playoffs seems like a bit of a stretch.

Let's take a look at some things they can possibly build on and then take a look at the main reason why they are 4-8.

THE GOOD

Rajon Rondo:

Rondo has developed into a different type of player this year. I went to the Mavericks and Thunder games this past week, and seeing him play in person made an observation by my friend Tung seem spot on. He noticed Rondo is more aggressive and savvy going to the hoop; he is finishing more consistently at the basket. His body-control is outstanding, and I think that has also translated to his jump shot, which many thought would never come.

If you look at Rondo's shooting numbers, every stat has gone up. His field goal percentage has gone up 2%, along with his free throw percentage, his true shooting percentage, and his effective field goal percentage. This translates to him scoring 4 more points a game, while still keeping his assists per game above 10.

Some may argue that 2% is not that big of a jump. However, when you consider that Rondo (in a small sample size) is also shooting the ball nearly twice more per game, it becomes very significant. And he is taking more shots from the outside, meaning his percentage is going up even while taking more difficult shots.

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