What Rondo has done so far this season has been nothing short of incredible
By now it's pretty well known that Rajon Rondo is on a historic run in the assist department. In fact, if Rondo can pick up ten helpers tonight, it will mark the 37th consecutive game he has done so, tying him with John Stockton for the 2nd longest streak in NBA history. Impressive, but also not breaking news at this point.
But what may surprise some people is the impact that Rondo's incredible run has had on the Celtics offense. As of today (13 games in) the Celtics Assist Ratio (% of a team's possessions that end in an assist) is 19.3, best in the NBA. In other words, just under 1 in 5 Celtic possessions end in an assisted basket.
So just how good is 19.3? Well if the Celtics could maintain this pace it would be the best in the NBA since ESPN began tracking the stat in 2002-03, 11 seasons worth of data. Not too shabby.
Perhaps the most amazing part of all of this is that after Rondo, who l...