That’s basically the case as we approach the 2010 season. Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston asked a bunch of Celtics-focused writers who deserved the title of Celtics MVP, and all but one (Chuck from Red’s Army) selected Rondo.
I can’t argue with that. As the core ages, the team is more dependent on Rondo to both score and set up opportunities for others (check out how many of Ray Allen’s baskets in 2010 came after assists). And his defense and rebounding fuels Boston’s transition game, when they are at their most efficient.
But the fact remains that with Rondo taking a central role in the team’s offense, the C’s dropped from a borderline top-5 offense in 2009 to a league-average offense that had trouble scoring at times in 2010.
Will that change this season?
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