The Fall of Rajon Rondo

Basketball Society

Rajon Rondo is- statistically speaking -putting together an absolutely magnificent start to his 2015-16 season.

The 29-year-old Rondo has averaged 12.5 PPG, 7.1 RPG, and is second in the NBA with 9.5 APG, all of which are up from last year’s horrifying campaign that saw Rajon go from being considered amongst the league’s best pure point guards to something of a laughing stock.

Still though, the rise of analytics has shown that it takes more than just a flashy stat-line to be considered a top player in today’s NBA. The rise of the three-point ball has quietly phased out players like Rondo that can neither shoot or defend. As far as being a top-tier player in the Association, Rajon Rondo’s days are done.

But why did Rondo, once an intricate part of a Boston Celtics squad that won a championship in 2008, fall from the graces, and why is he…

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