We’ve heard your desperate pleading calls for positivity and oblige with this uptempo selection of Rajon Rondo’s best from yesterday’s game.
4. Opening Salvo
Here’s a standard RR to PP transition three-ball. Notice that despite being in an awkward position to start the break — because he’s facing the wrong way — KG wastes no time in finding Rondo and sending the C’s off in transition. Little things like this can mean the difference between an open shot and a contested one at the other end.
3. KG’s Shoulder Block/Brush Screen
Such a great detail here in the way Garnett clears room for Rondo to lay the ball up in transition. Like most of KG’s screens, it’s borderline illegal. But it’s beautiful nonetheless. Again, note the great outlet pass from Chris Wilcox that gets things rolling and Ray Allen spotting up on the wing in case Chicago walls off the paint and Rondo has to kick the ball back out.
2. Wilcox. Wilcox. Wilcox. Wilcox.
Wilcox threw down four transition dunks yesterday. All were assisted by Rondo and all were triggered by either active-hands on defense or a smart outlet pass after a missed Chicago shot.
You can watch all four right here:
1. A Rare Bird
As KG’s lift has deserted him, we’ve seen fewer of these types of highlights, where the sprinting big calls for the lob and is able to throw it down with authority.
It’s hard to believe but in the see-saw battle for supremacy/competence between E’Twaun Moore and Avery Bradley, the winner may ultimately prove to be JaJuan Johnson.