Rajon Rondo is spending a lot of time this offseason working out at the University of Kentucky, where he once showed occasional signs of greatness but nothing near the (mostly) consistent brilliance he now displays in Boston. At Kentucky, Rondo has been under the watchful eye of John Calipari, who, truth be told, might be trying to recruit Rondo back to the sschool (wink, wink). Hey, why not? He’s probably just as eligible as most Calipari recruits.
Anyway, Calipari predicted a big season from Rondo after seeing how hard the C’s point guard works. (Kentucky Sports Report via Green Street)
“Right now, I can’t tell you how hard Rondo is working. It’s incredible. As this thing comes back, Rondo will have a knockout year, no question in my mind. They are going to look at who the heck is this guy in Boston because of how hard he’s working.”
Yeah, who the heck is this guy? He kind of looks and plays like that dude who averaged 11.2 assists per game last season, but, um, better.
Calipari could sell water to a well, so it’s best to take his comments with a grain of salt. It’s still good to hear that Rondo’s working hard, although, considering the way he improves every season, I kind of figured he works out like a fiend.