Best Assist Man In The NBA?

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images

Gary Tanguay makes that statement, pretty definitively

On the Late Edition I made the statement that many of the top scorers in the NBA would want Rondo as their point guard because he gets the stars the ball in the right spot at the right time and never thinks about his own shot first ( sometimes to a fault). Basketball doctor Ryan Rusillo thinks I should be committed. There may be better point guards the league…Paul, Deron Williams..are more complete yes….I don’t want Tony Parker over Rondo. I am sorry. Rondo is the best assist man in the NBA right now period!

I see exactly what he’s saying… and I’m going to go ahead an agree.  When you compare all around individual statistics… you can say Chris Paul, Deron Williams, and Tony Parker are better than Rondo.  But as an assist guy… as a guy who will make sure everyone else is fully involved in the game… I don’t see anyone out there that does it quite like Rondo.

So if you’re a big-time scorer in the NBA, I can see why you might prefer someone like Rondo.  He’s going to get you the ball.  And isn’t that what you want?

Preach on Mr. Tanguay.  Vote Rondo!

Also on CSN:  A huge breakdown of the Celtics rotations… including how Doc has been going long stretches with nothing but the 2nd unit.

And here’s an early nominee for quote of the season, courtesy of Kendrick Perkins (and CelticsBlog):

When asked what he thought of Howard winning the gold medal this summer, he responded: “What’s his impression of me after I won a ring?”

Perkins, FTW!

And the latest round of Blogger MVP and ROY rankings are up on Upside and Motor.  20 of us got together and put LeBron and Derrick Rose atop each list.  Paul Pierce is still in the rankings too… which is nice to see.  His numbers aren’t comparable to other choices… but it’s nice to see he’s being recognize by the people who watch basketball so religiously.

Herald:  Perkins gets personal Celtics teach Magic a lesson Battie-Pierce bond intactAllen’s family rallies around Joslin Center’s effortsHonor roll for DocBoston brands near the top |  Globe:  C’s win 9th straightPierce gave Magic 3rd degreeTechnically, Rondo improving |  WEEI: The genius of Doc Rivers |  Souza:  Celts don’t believe in MagicRondo gifts his mom |  Fox Sports:  C’s aren’t sorry to be repetitve Corey Brewer done for the seasonRodney Rogers hurt in accident

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10 Responses

  1. I caught that exchange between Tanguay and Russillo. While I understand Gary’s point, Chris Paul is averaging 4.5 assists more than Rondo, even while looking for his own shot. Tough to argue with those numbers….

  2. Yeah I agree with you chuck. & that was a hell of a quote by Perk!

  3. Lets throw Perk and Dwight in a cagefight and see what happens…I dont know who comes out on top, but it would be one hell of a fight!

  4. Chris Paul and Derron Williams are both nasty, no doubt but the idea is that when you already have The Truth, KG, and Ray Allen on the floor, Rondo is the perfect point guard because he first looks to feed the big 3 and is perfectly content with doing just that while playing shutdown D on the other end and he’ll slash to the rim every now and then for some wiley buckets. He’s perfect in a star loaded, HOF bound offense.

    Imagine if you had a Stephon Marbury or a Steve Francis, a shoot first PG, running the point of the Celtics??? oh god, the horror!!

  5. If Chris Paul can average 11 assists playing with David West and Tyson Chandler…then he’d average 15 playing with the Celtics.

  6. I love when Rajon comes away with a steal and feeds the big man trailing for a huge dunk. How can you not love a point guard like that?

    For us non-internet slang people, what does FTW stand for? Fuck the world?

  7. “For The Win”

  8. BigMck, you have to remember that the Hornets run three times as many plays for CP3 as the Celtics do for Rondo. How can you not get 11 APG when the ball is in your hand the entire game?

  9. [...] or worse Redick is getting his shot Celtics 24/7 Celtics extend streak to nine Red’s Army Best assist man in the NBA? Don’t make him angry Perkisabeast Howard and Orlando run out of magic against Perkins and [...]

  10. Yes to Rondo…

    but let’s talk about about the Howard/Perk match up. Perk did way more than hold his own…he fell just short of DH in every category. OH! With an exception of minutes of course! Where DH had (sorry, can’t remember the exact # right now and am balancing this post with work at my desk)about 13 more minutes. Perk just needs to control the fouls and he could get all of the recognition in the world…he’s earning it.

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