Rajon Rondo PG BOS 15 Hrs
Rajon Rondo handed out a season-high 18 assists without a single turnover during Sunday's win vs. the Pistons, while scoring 11 points with one 3-pointer, two rebounds and three steals.
Rondo became the ninth player since the 1985-86 season to hand out at least 18 dimes without a miscue, joining the likes of John Stockton, Jason Kidd and Steve Nash. His individual performance was brilliant, but this also highlights the importance of matchups -- Pistons' opponents were averaging 26.7 assists over the past 10 games, second-highest in the league behind only the Lakers. That's worth keeping in mind when Detroit hosts Isaiah Thomas and the Kings on Tuesday.
Rajon Rondo PG BOS 2 Days
Rajon Rondo had his shot working against the Nets during a 91-84 win on Friday, scoring 20 points with seven boards, nine assists, four steals and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.
He already set a career high with his 20 triples this season and he's really improved as a shooter. Rondo is also shooting a career-high 66.7 percent from the line this year and it's really helped his fantasy value. It's hard to believe he's just 17 games removed from his debut due to ACL reconstruction and looks to already be back to close to 100 percent.
Rajon Rondo PG BOS 8 Days
Rajon Rondo hit just 4-of-12 shots but also drained three 3-pointers for 12 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists in Saturday's loss.
He ditched his knee brace tonight and played well despite the poor shooting. He didn't have a steal, but they should be coming. Rondo looks healthy and the fact he lost the knee brace is a good sign for the rest of the season.
Rajon Rondo PG BOS 12 Days
Rajon Rondo hit 8-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 22 points, zero rebounds, 11 assists and three steals in Wednesday's win.
This is what we envision a typical Rondo line to look like on most nights. He wasn't stealing it much when he initially returned, but was hitting a ton of threes, but things seem to be returning to normal now. As long as the Celtics aren't a back-to-back (next one March 11/12), Rondo is obviously a must-start.
Rajon Rondo PG BOS 13 Days
Rajon Rondo could face a fine from the Celtics.
There are reports that Celtics' officials aren't happy with Rondo's choice to stay behind in Los Angeles for his scheduled rest day on Saturday while the Celtics traveled to Sacramento for a matchup against the Kings. "I plan on talking to Rondo when he gets back into town," President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge said. "I'll find out more about what went into it, and then we'll handle it internally. We handle all of those kind of issues internally." While the possibility still exists that he could face some sort of financial discipline from the team, Rondo went on to play (and flourish) during Monday's loss to Utah so his fantasy owners have nothing to worry about.
Rajon Rondo PG BOS 13 Days
Rajon Rondo (rest) returned to action in Monday's loss to the Jazz, scoring 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting with three rebounds, 10 assists and one steal in 33 minutes.
Rondo drilled 6-of-6 free throws and along with the 3-point shooting he has flashed (he attempted zero from deep tonight), owners are probably feeling a bit teased with all the wasted potential from this season. As long as he's in the lineup, owners can expect big numbers. Boston doesn't have any back-to-back sets until March 11/12.
Rajon Rondo PG BOS 14 Days
Rajon Rondo will return to action vs. the Jazz on Monday after sitting out Saturday's game as a precaution.
He comes in averaging 13.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 9.7 assists, 1.5 steals and only 2.2 turnovers in February, with a surprising 1.5 threes per game. He's also logging nearly 33 minutes and his ACL doesn't seem to be causing him any problems, and his owners will be relieved to note that Boston doesn't have any back-to-back sets until March 11/12.
Rajon Rondo PG BOS 16 Days
Rajon Rondo (rest) will not play against the Kings on Saturday.
He played last night against the Lakers and the Celtics still don't want to put him out there in back-to-back sets. Rondo's minutes have already jumped up to 34.5 per game over his last four, averaging 13.8 points, 5.8 boards, 9.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.0 triples in that span. He's exceeding all expectations from a fantasy standpoint and should be considered probable on Monday vs. Utah. As an aside, Rondo not playing hurts Brandon Bass a little tonight. With Rondo on the court, Bass shoots 56.1 percent from the field with a 20.9 percent usage vs. 46.9 percent from the field on 18.9 percent usage.