Monday, November 02, 2009
In a bit of a surprise, the Celtics and point guard Rajon Rondo agreed to terms on a 5 year, $55 million extension. The NBA had extended the deadline to come to contract extensions until 6:30 tonight.
Rondo's improved every year he's been in green and white. And while I still don't think he's in the "top 5" of point guards, I think such questions like that are irrelevant. Whether he's in the "top 5" is sports radio fodder, and has nothing to do with winning basketball games.
Rondo is a key element to the Celtics' success, both now and in the future. Pierce, Ray Allen, and KG can't play forever, but Rondo is not only a key cog to the Celtics' current championship hopes. He's the potential center-piece in the c's long-term plans.