Today Rajon Rondo came out and said that this is the best Boston Celtic team he’s been on. He believes that this is the best Celtic’s team since the 2008 championship team and he isn’t holding any comments back.
“I think it’s our best shot,” Rondo said. “Not to discredit the 2008 (championship) team that we had, but if this team buys into the system and listens to (coach) Doc (Rivers), the sky is the limit. The championship could be ours. Not a lot of teams can say they can compete for a championship each year, and definitely this year with the talent we have, that’s our one goal.”
Obviously, Rajon is going to say this about his own team. Just as he will readily claim that he’s the best point guard in the NBA. Just because the Heat won the championship he isn’t ready to call it a career just yet.
He honestly believes that he’s just as good as LeBron James and company by himself.
He’s clearly one of the top talents at point guard and this Celtics team is stacked with plenty of talent, but its not going to be enough to take out the likes of the Miami Heat or the Los Angeles Lakers.
He believes the Celtics are still the team to beat after the 2008 season, but for them to be that he has to be amazing.
Rondo is the Celtics best player–he’s the head of the machine in Boston. He makes everyone around him better. For that team to function properly everything is going to revolve around him.
He has to put up MVP type numbers. He needs to be as efficient as Chris Paul and Deron Williams on the offensive end. He’s going to need to bring some consistency to his jump shot and he’s going to have to be the triple double machine that he was last season.
Can he do it? I believe he can. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a Rondo fan. If he can shoot over 50% and still dish out nine to 11 assists per night, he’ll be a very productive point guard. The Celtics could be back in the Conference Finals once again.