One of the most impressive turn-around this preseason has been Rajon Rondo’s free throw shooting. He shot 77% from the line, giving us the hope that his effectiveness can continue, and provide the Celtics a new scoring weapon.
But one thing stood out with Rondo at the line. His routine looks different. Every coach in the basketball world will tell you that a good, consistent routine at the line is a key element to a good percentage. It’s a bit like a golf swing… if you can find a successful motion and replicate it, you’ll be ok.
We all know Rajon has struggled from the line. And while he’s been accused of not working on it, it’s clear looking back over his routine from the free throw line over the years that he has… and he just hasn’t found a routine that works for him.
When I noticed something different about Rondo from the line this preseason, I turned to Jay, our video expert, and asked him if he noticed the same thing too. The result is five years worth of evidence that Ro...