Rajon Rondo put together a masterful game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night – 30 points, 7 assist, 2 boards and 2 steals in 42 minutes of action. He dictated tempo. He was everywhere on defense. He played hard and he played to win. He shout a high percentage from distance, taking what the defense dared to give him and repeatedly knocking down open jumpers.
Yes, tonight Rondo played like a guy who belongs in the starting lineup when the All-Star Game is held next month.
Kudos to Rondo. He’s not the biggest point guard in the league, nor is he the strongest. He has a suspect outside shot, the display against the Bulls notwithstanding. He gets into trouble at an alarming rate for a point guard. And he gets knocked down. A lot.
But Rondo is clearly the best point guard in the Eastern Conference, and he deserves to start.