Rajon Rondo just had a game for the history books against the New York Knicks and their much heralded point guard, Jeremy Lin. Rondo finished the game with 18 points, 20 assists, 17 rebounds, a block and a steal. Are you kidding me? That is a massive stat line. Lin on the other hand, finished with 14 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds to go with his 6 turnovers, and struggled all day against the stingy defense of Boston.
I don't know if he has evolved into the Celtics best player (Truth, Shuttlesworth and KG are still ballin') but he has certainly turned into the guy they lean on to do a little, and sometimes a lot, of everything. He may not be the easiest to coach, he may be stubborn and cocky, but the kid can flat out play. Unless there is something else going on that the fans aren't seeing that makes Rondo a truly awful human being, Danny Ainge would almost have to be drunk of his ass to trade this guy.
With the recent trade rumors swirling around Rondo, the fact that he is able to push all of that behind him to not only play well but be an absolute beast is astonishing. To do it against Lin well, that's just the cherry on top.
Are changes coming? Is Rondo showing Ainge that he shouldn't be traded? Leave it in the comments.