Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 11/27/12
Is it too early to start the campaign for Rajon Rondo as MVP of the 2012-2013 NBA season? Never too early to try…. It’s been almost ten years since Steve Nash or anyone won the MVP with stats similar to Rondo. I’m going to break down Rondo’s season so far stat wise vs. Steve Nash’s 2004-2005 season to make my point because you can always find stats to make your argument work and also 60% of the time it works every time. All stats are from Basketball Reference. Rondo is currently 5th overall in minutes per game with 38.5 and 18th overall in minutes played with 500. Obviously he’s taken the assists to a whole new level this season by leading the league in total assists with 178, assist per game with 13.7 and in assist percentage with 57.4%. On top of setting the table for all the old guys to get their buckets, Rondo also is setting a career high in scoring with 13.5. He is 20th in overall field goal percentage at .517 and 20th in total offensive win shares. He is also still playing...
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