Fantasy Basketball: Be Patient With PG Rajon Rondo
After sitting on their hands for months, fantasy basketball fans are finally able to start plugging in Boston Celtics PG Rajon Rondo into their lineups. The star point guard returned to the court this past weekend after his tearing his ACL late last season and the team kept Rondo’s rehab a well-kept secret over the last couple weeks, even if Rondo did not.
Rondo hasn’t exactly been filling the box score since coming back, though. The four-time All-Star is averaging a meager eight points and four assists per game, which is well below the 12.1 points and 11.3 assists he has averaged over the last three years.
However, Rondo isn’t exactly getting the lion’s share of playing time at the point. He played just 19 minutes in his season debut against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday and spent most of the game on the pine. In his game on Sunday night against the Orlando Magic, the point guard only played 21 minutes. Rondo has yet to get his legs underneath him, so the team isn’t exactly going to let him run wild and log over 35 minutes just yet.
Rondo will be back to posting 10-plus dimes before you know. Fantasy fans will simply have to remain patient with the point guard and use him sparingly until he picks his game back up.