That’s the assertion our friend Kelly Dwyer from Yahoo’s Ball Don’t Lie gives the 24 year old point guard. Here’s the full explanation for giving Dwyer the 3rd spot.
A big jump for Rajon, who could be incredibly overrated, or playing the role of the point guard at a level that my tiny brain just can’t understand. I’ll split the difference, and hand him the top five spot. Some Celtics fans were a little upset at the way Rondo let a good group of point men fly past him this season, but that’s the way the position works in this era, with no hand checking to help stop these flyweights. Rondo is just 24, he nearly cracked double-figure assists last season, and he led the league in steals as well.
Can’t argue much with that. Just for the record here, let’s look at how the top 5 overall shook out:
5) Derrick Rose
4) Steve Nash
3) Rajon Rondo
2) Deron Williams
1) Chris Paul
Not going to find a lot to beef about with that setup. I’ll throw it out there for everyone though. Does Rondo deserve to be higher? Lower? And does Chris Paul deserve to be the number one point guard right now, coming off an injury plagued season? I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t take Rondo over him, but Williams? I’d surely have to think twice about.