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Doc To Rondo: Forget The 3

LAS VEGAS - JULY 24:  Rajon Rondo #7 of the 2010 USA Basketball Men's National Team watches warmups before a USA Basketball showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 24 2010 in Las Vegas Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - JULY 24: Rajon Rondo #7 of the 2010 USA Basketball Men's National Team watches warmups before a USA Basketball showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 24 2010 in Las Vegas Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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I honestly couldn't agree with this more.

The Continued Evolution of Rajon Rondo

"I’m not worried about this three-point shot," Rivers admitted to the media last weekend. "I think his elbow jump shot is going to be what sets him free. We need him to be a great pick-and-roll player and as long as they are going under the picks you don’t get a lot of action off of the picks. Once he starts making that little elbow shot, then it’s over because if you have to go over top with his speed on a pick-and-roll then he’ll pick the whole team apart."

Rondo confirmed that the elbow jumper is a shot that he's concentrating a lot on now.  Makes a ton of sense to me.  If he can master that shot, or at least become respectable enough to keep defenders honest with it, then maybe in a year or two he can work on getting that 3 pointer down.  But I like the idea of taking it step by step.