Final edition of "Camp questions". With training camp gearing up this afternoon, today we finish things off by taking a look at the longest tenured Celtic - Rajon Rondo.
About Rajon Rondo:
It seems like just yesterday that the Celtics pulled off a draft night trade for Rondo in 2006, swapping a 2007 1st round pick for Rondo and Brian Grant's $2 million expiring salary. Phoenix was desperate to save money because of cheapskate owner Robert Sarver, and Danny Ainge made one of the best moves of his tenure by swooping in and taking advantage of it.
After one season sharing time with Sebastian Telfair, Rondo took over the starting job in 2007-08, just as the Celtics 'Big 3 Part 2' era came together. He was solid but unspectacular as a 21-year-old on the title winning team in 2008, averaging 10.6 PPG, 5.1 APG and 4.2 RPG as the Cs won their first title since 1986.
His true breakout performance came the next season, when he nearly averaged a triple-double during a pair of seven game...