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Boston Celtics 2011/2012 Season Players Ratings


Rajon Rondo

Regular season: 
Rondo was really incosistent in the first part of the season, he could put up 30 points and 15 assists in one night, the next one he would be invisible with 5 points. He picked his game up after the All-Star break and had historical 28 games in a row with 10+ assists. He was the main reason for the Celtics finishing at No.4 in the East, and was one of the MVP candidates. Rondo finished as the assist leader with 11.7 per game and 11.9 points per game scored. He was triple-double machine with 6 in regular season, and some of them were just historical. 

18 points, 17 rebounds and 20 assists inked his name among some legends like Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson. 

Improvements: 
-Jump shot: He really became a threat for the opponents with knocking 18 ft jumpers at the end of the season, and defenders couldn't leave him alone as much as they did in last few years. 
-Leadership: We all know that in last few years this is Rajon Rondo's team, but we really saw that this season. He was calling actions, without Doc Rivers' advice, and he called them well. He was calling for the huddle in crucial game moments, and giving some advices to the younger guys.

Downgrades:
-Defense: His regular season defense was much worse than I ever saw him play. Yeah, he had 1.8 steals per game, but that (for me) just wasn't enough. Even though, he finished in 2nd Team All Defense, but sometimes he seemed like wasn't interested guarding some guys, and often giving up on the plays.
-Temper: Rajon Rondo was never suspended from the game, but this season he did that twice. He earned 13 technicals, in his first five years he had just 19. He needs to calm down a little bit.

Playoffs: 
Wow. Just wow. If you ask anybody who was the best player of the playoffs, almost everybody would say that was LeBron James. But, the second best player for sure was Rajon Rondo. He averaged over 17 points, almost 12 assists, 7 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game, that was amazing. He also scored career high 44 against Miami Heat in Game 2, but that just wasn't enough for the win. He had 4 triple-doubles in 19 games played and played some of the best basketball of his life.

Grade: A+
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