The Morning Walkthrough is a set of links to Boston Celtics articles throughout the internet, designed to get your day started the right way.
Julian Benbow, Boston Globe – “With 17 assists last night, Rajon Rondo’s numbers in that category are obscene, and when he was asked if Rondo could keep it up, so was Kevin Garnett. ‘[Expletive], why not?’ Garnett said after a 109-86 win over the Pistons. ‘You say he can’t. I say he can, you know. It’s all about the flow and all about if guys are hitting their shots. If he’s in a rhythm or a real good groove, he knows when to attack. He’s picking and choosing when to do certain things. He’s mixing it up really well. He’s keeping defenses off-balance. Who says he can’t?’”
A. Sherrod Blakely, CSNNE – “Rondo would love to keep his 16.8 assists per game average intact, but even he believes that number will fall over time. ‘More than most likely, it won’t continue to happen like this,’ Rondo said. ‘But if they make shots, it will. I’m not going to put it all on them. But it starts with our initial defense.’ This is Jermaine O’Neal’s first season with the Celtics, so all this dime-dropping by Rondo is new to him. Still, he has seen enough to believe that Rondo is indeed on a historic path as playmaker. ‘I knew Rondo was a pretty good young point guard, but his control and his command of the game … it’s light years ahead of his age,’ O’Neal said. ‘He looks like he’s been in the league 15 years already. It’s rare you find point guards with that type of command.’ … ‘He has an opportunity to be, if health and everything pans out, to be one of the all-time great point guards this league has ever seen,’ O’Neal said.” Read more »