Rajon Rondo was already putting up impressive stats through the first 3 games this year.
Rajon Rondo is the 1st player since Magic Johnson in 1983 w/ at least 35 assists & 25 rebounds in his team's 1st 3 games of a season. #Elias— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 4, 2014
He topped all that by dropping a triple double in last night's game with 13 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds. It should come as no surprise that Rondo leads the league in assists per game with 12.5 (next highest is Ricky Rubio with 11). In fact, Rondo is the only player to have more than 14 assists in a game this season and he'd done it 2 times.
It was the 30th career triple double for Rajon and it appears that he's going to be a triple double threat all year long (take note fantasy players). That is the most by any player since the 2008-09 season, with the next closest being LeBron James with 25.
If he keeps up this pace, he's going to get into the all time conversation with triple doubles.
Bird’s 69 career triple-doubles are tops in Celtics history and fifth in NBA history. He tallied those numbers over 12 NBA seasons. Rondo is just beginning his ninth. It would take a heck of a push from Rondo to catch Larry Legend on the list, but it’s certainly possible considering No. 9’s constant flirtation with the unique feat. Rondo is doing this on a nightly basis, in a way we haven’t seen in quite some time. He’s healthy again, and he’s ready to rack up staggering numbers the way we’ve become accustomed to seeing.
Rondo is back folks, and he's on a statistical tear. Hopefully the wins can start coming along too.