Rajon Rondo has played a lot of minutes. That’s probably because, as usual, there isn’t a reliable option behind him to run the Celtics offense.
We knew going into this season that Rondo would play a lot of minutes. But there have been way too many instances of Rondo slacking off. The most egregious examples come from the Milwaukee game, where a lot of guys were coasting on the front-end of a back-to-back.
Jay, our the Jedi Master of our video department, put together a little compilation of the Celtics horrid pick-and-roll defense from that game. Here’s a video with two of Rondo’s worst moments.
Rondo lazily trails Brandon Jennings in the first play off the top, forcing KG to step out on him. Then, Rondo just sort of hangs around, never gets back into any sort of defensive position, nor does he rush to pick up KG’s man. At :30, Rondo ends up sort of getting screened by own guy, Jared Sullinger, but he makes no effort to get between Jennings and the basket, leading to an easy...