Has anyone forgotten the presence of the point guard who played famously alongside Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen in the 2008 NBA Finals when they won the NBA title that year? Rajon Rondo has an NBA title, but not to the extent, where he can lead a championship-caliber team to an NBA championship much less the NBA Finals. Rondo has been belittled with injuries in the past, but these injuries shouldn’t get him down. Expect the Chicago Bulls to get him back as soon as possible.
Rajon Rondo signed a 2-year, $28 million deal to play with the Chicago Bulls. Will he be able to mesh with Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg and his teammates? Rondo will be playing with newly acquired Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler, who will be sliding to the small forward position. Everybody is moving around in the NBA, in search for an for NBA title. Will Kevin Durant help Golden State make back-to-back-to back NBA Finals appearances? Will Lebron James get Cleveland another NBA title? Time will tell.
Stephen Curry scores 24 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings last night. The Kings were trying to pressure Curry to miss shots, thanks to Rajon Rondo’s pesky defense on Curry. It was to no avail. The Warriors recovered in time to seal the win. The Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards on this night also. Tiago Splitter has turned up with the Hawks and his defense and rebounding has sparked Atlanta. Also, the Houston Rockets beat the L.A. Clippers last night.
Russell Westbrook is NBA All-Star MVP because he scored 41 points, but he didn’t break the NBA All-star record for points scored. Wilt Chamberlain scored 42 points in the 1962 All-Star game. Nobody is taking the Atlanta Hawks for real. The Hawks are shooting the lights out of the gym and they are doing it with no real budding NBA superstar, thanks to former Spurs assistant and current Atlanta coach, Mike Budenholzer. The Knicks bought out Amare Stoudemire’s contract. They will not bring him back and it seems that the Dallas Mavericks may want to sign Stoudemire after acquiring Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics. The Mavericks will indeed be a fun team to watch this year coming the playoffs.
The Houston Rockets are experimenting with having Omer Asik and Dwight Howard as their center tandem. That should be an interesting idea, considering that Asik wants to be the starting center and that Howard is a perennial All-Star center. I hope I won’t be seeing them butt heads. I’m also interested in seeing how the Boston Celtics are making Rajon Rondo their star attraction there.
It’s NBA All-Star Weekend! Lots of injuries to report, like Rajon Rondo’s torn ACL and Derrick Rose too. We won’t be seeing them this year. I expect to see them at next season’s training camp. I think the Eastern Conference will beat the Western Conference this year.
I would like to comment on Rajon Rondo’s game against the Miami Heat last night. The Heat stymied Rondo by taking away his passes and turning them into Heat baskets. Miami really brought down the roof off Rajon Rondo. He still had a double-double, 20 points and 13 assists.