When the TNT crew asked Rajon Rondo what he does better than any other PG in the NBA, I definitely didn’t expect the answer “play-calling.” But, when I think about it, there might be no better answer. Play-calling means managing the game. It means finding the player with the hot hand. It means knowing the defense you’re playing against. It means capitalizing when your teammate has a mismatch. It means understanding when one of your teammates hasn’t had a shot in a while, and needs to get involved. It means displaying intelligence at all times.
Quite frankly, “play-calling” is being a point guard. And, in that sense, play-calling is exactly what Rajon Rondo does. It helps that he’s as fast as a cheetah and possess yo-yo handles, but when it comes down to it Rondo succeeds because he’s the Celtics’ Albert Einstein.