Who has been the best player in the NBA Playoffs this season? I'll give you a hint, it rhymes with LeBron. It is none other than Rajon Rondo. The 'forgotten man' of Boston's Three-party of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, Rondo has made his presence felt to both the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Plays like this one in Game 4 are the reason why the 2010 NBA Playoffs have become Rajon Rondo's coming out party.
While I am aware that Rondo is not everyone's favorite point guard in the NBA (Deron Williams), he is fast becoming the best. It is truly rare to see a point guard put up the overall numbers that Rondo has averaged in the playoffs thus far. He has averaged 17.7 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game and 11 assists, demanding the attention of everyone around the league.
Kendrick Perkins, another standout player for the Celtics in the playoffs, had this to say of his teammate:
"I think right now, he’s the best player on our team,” Perkins said. “Without Rondo, nothing goes. Pretty much we’ve got to play him the whole game because he just runs the whole team. Without him, we’d be dead."If Boston Police find the slain carcass of the Cavaliers 2009/2010 season somewhere outside TD Banknorth Garden, they will only have one suspect. And his name? Rajon Rondo.