Chauncey Billups was asked who impressed him during the first couple days of Team USA tryouts. His answer? Rajon Rondo, obviously. (Sports Radio Interviews)
Whether any of the younger players on Team USA have surprised him so far:
“We have only had practice for one day but just yesterday I was like impressed with I thought Rondo was pretty good man. You get to see him without Kevin, and Paul and Ray. You get to see him out here playing with some new guys and he is good man. He is really good. Derrick Rose was pretty good. Of course, Kevin Durant was pretty good. There are a lot of guys that you look at and I see way it is why it is, you know?”
“He is good man. He is really good.” Yeah, no kidding Chauncey.
By the way, people have to stop talking about Rondo as if he’s a product of the Big Three. At this point, he’s better than any one of them. The Celtics went as far as they did in the playoffs in huge part because Rajon Rondo has become one of the NBA’s top players. Not just point guards, players. Hasn’t he earned league-wide respect yet?
Back to Chauncey. If you don’t know, now you know.