NBA Rumors: Boston Celtics’ Rajon Rondo is Selfish, Overrated Player – Scout
By Lou Ramon Aguila | February 28, 2014 12:42 PM EST
Rajon Rondo might be considered as one of the premier point guards today, but the Boston Celtics playmaker appears to be a selfish, overrated player in the eyes of an Eastern Conference scout. The latest scrutiny on Rondo came in the wake of another run-in with the media after missing the team's West Coast swing.
Rajon Rondo - Boston Celtics
Rondo, who is viewed by many as a talented but highly unpredictable player, is being criticised again for his surly attitude, which analysts believed could affect his value when he becomes a free-agent in 2015.
In fact, an Eastern Conference scout already showed his distaste in Rondo, that he's even willing to snub the All-Star guards for backups because of his 'egocentric' character.
"Three years ago, I was the only scout saying Rondo is overrated, and I was crucified for it," the scout said in the latest article on ESPN. "I was saying he was awful. I think he's a selfish player. He's only going to pass it to you if he thinks he can get an assist. I've seen him come out for pregame warm-ups with his shoes untied, shooting lefty foul shots."
"For him to come out for a game with that attitude makes me question his work ethic. I've never liked his game. "If you play with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen at close to their peak, they're going to raise everyone's game. Defensively, Rondo's a bit of a gambler, and I don't think his defense is all that. If I was starting a team and had my choice of any point guard, he would be 40th. I mean it. I'd take some backups before him," the scout added.
Coming off an ACL injury, Rondo is slowly putting up the same numbers he used to have post-injury, at the time when Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were still around. The Celtics reportedly tried to unload Rondo for assets before the trade deadline, but the point guard's disinterest to sign an extension with his new team caused negotiations to fall apart.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
Join the Conversation
- Dota 2 Match Fixing Controversy: Arrow Gaming Disqualified From Summit 2 Tournament [VIDEO]
- Roger Federer Starts Practicing On Clay For The Davis Cup Final
- Toni Nadal Says Roger Federer Is The Greatest Of All Time
- Manchester United: Did Ed Woodward Really Uttered Expletives During The Red Devils' Draw Against West Brom?
- Chelsea FC: No 'Crying' For The Blues Amid Injury Woes Ahead Of Man Utd Clash, Says Mourinho
- Chilling: New ISIS Video Addresses Australia; Aussie Teen Delivers Message
- The Pirate Bay Blockade: Cost Of Blocking Websites Like TPB Is Ridiculously High
- Xiaomi Mi4 And MiPad Prices Likely Slashed, Thanks To Rivals Oppo, OnePlus And Meizu
- Virginia Woman Who Posted Naked Image Of Ex-BF’s New Partner 1st Person Charged Under Revenge Porn Law
- No Mercy: ISIS, Father Stones to Death Daughter for Alleged Adultery
- Meizu MX4 Pro To Arrive In November In Black And White Colours, Features Higher Than QHD Display, Exynos 5430 SoC And 3 GB RAM
- iOS 8 Jailbreak Release Date is Doomed as Team Evad3rs Opts Out, Pangu Hits Snag – Report