Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 12/18/12
Rajon Rondo has had many labels heaped upon him throughout his career. Phrases like "great passer", "tough competitor", and "lockdown defender" flowed freely. The phrase "good scorer" has probably never been said about Rondo, and rightfully so. For the majority of his career, Rondo has been downright atrocious as a scorer. There is no way around it, he was one of the worst in the league. But this season Rondo seems to have taken the step to becoming an average scorer, and laugh if you will, but that is a huge positive for Rajon Rondo. The great scorers can score with high efficiency on a large volume. These are your Lebrons and Durants. Rondo will never get to this level. But the average scorer, your Wesley Mathews and Jarret Jacks, hover around league-average efficiency on league-average volume. Rondo, since his rookie season, has hovered around league-average volume for the majority of his career. What never worked was the efficiency, which never even came very close to even matching
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