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Rondo Takes Second in Skills Competition

Rajon Rondo had an admirable shoowing last night in the Taco Bell skills competition, making it to the final round against Deron Williams and Tony Parker, before falling to the Spurs veteran point guard. You can check out the full video from the final round above (apologies for video quality).

Here’s Chris Forsberg from ESPN Boston with a full breakdown:

Rondo needed a tie-breaker to edge Washington’s John Wall and get into the final round — actually navigating the obstacle course in the night’s best time of 27.5 seconds. But up first in the final round, Rondo needed three attempts at the bounce-pass station, finishing at 34.6 seconds. Parker was nearly flawless and checked in at 32.8 seconds, while New Jersey’s Deron Williams took third place at 41.4 seconds.

Rondo and Wall each produced first-round times of 32.8 seconds, forcing the tie-breaker. Ironically, that turned out to also be the winning time for Parker.

  • W2.

    Rondo/Gasol Trade is still out there (according to some). I don't hate this trade. In the short term it might be fun to watch KG, Gasol, Avery, Ray, and PP play toghether in the playoffs. In the long term, Gasol could fetch us some pieces that Rondo could not. For example, The Twolves don't need a point guard…but they might want Gasol in a package that might net us Derek Williams, Luke Ridnour, Wes Johnson, and #1. Or Kevin Martin, Patrick Patterson, and Jonny Flynn from Houston. Again, they the TWolves and Houston don't need Rondo, but the Lakes need Rondo. A Gasol swap seems like the kind of thing Ainge would like to do in the event that he can pick up some draft picks and dump the sadly unhealthy JO.

    Rondo is a Celtic, but this trade is compelling intellectually.

  • guest

    Still holding out hope that the Nets would give u Deron Williams for Rondo just cause they're certain he isn't coming back. Other than that, keep Rondo otherwise. As for last night, he did way better than I expected on the jumpshots. It's too bad he messed up on the bounce pass in the final round of all the things.

  • It's not ironic that the three players took the same amount of time to finish the obstacle course. It's just a coincidence.