From a vision perspective it is hard to find many players better than Rajon Rondo. He impacts the game with his ability to know where and when to throw it to his teammates. Whether if it’s in the open court or in the half court Rondo can find teammates where they can impact the game the most. From the simple pass to a spot up shooter to the impossible lob pass that leaves defenders baffled, Rondo almost always makes the right play
The easiest way to try to make a play for a teammate is to get in the paint and force two defenders on the ball and throw it to the open player. Easier said than done, but as you can see from watching the short film that Rondo can get in the paint at will and force defenders to help on him to find the open player. In screen roll he attacks with his change of speed and occupy’s the big in the coverage giving his rolling big time to get behind his man for lob opportunities. In any instance being able to get in the paint and force that second defender is the key to making plays for others. It can be a play in front of you or the opponent helps the help man opening up a cutter or spot up shooter.
As I’ve stated time and time again, the point guard position has gone through a lot of changes. There are very few pass first point guards out there anymore. Rondo is a great example of a player that can make plays from nothing. There are players that can get assists from their system, players that can create for others without a script, and the scarce few that can do both. Rondo is now of the best passers the game has ever seen. There are very few players that can think the game like he can. It comes from something he was born with and his countless hours that he studies the game on film. He’s a great PG to study and learn from.
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