After months of taking it easy and rehabbing, Boston Celtics PG Rajon Rondo has finally started to look healthy for fantasy basketball fans. He missed most of the off-season, and the first part of the regular season, after tearing the ACL in his knee late last season. He recently returned to the court, but the point guard has yet to see over 31 minutes of play in the seven games since he been back.
Fortunately, the All-Star point guard played 27 minutes in Sunday’s game against the Orlando Magic and it was easily his most productive fantasy performance of the season. He recorded a season-best 19 points and 10 assists in the game, while also adding six boards, three steals, and one triple. It was a classic Rondo performance.
Rondo has now averaged 28 minutes over his last three games and the former Kentucky standout is finally starting to see a steady dose of playing time. He is getting back into shape with each passing game, and the more Rondo plays, the more confidence head coach Brad Stevens will gain in his ability to run the offense.
Fantasy fans can breathe a little easier, because Rondo is starting to look like his former self. Rondo is slowly developing into a reliable fantasy option again and the veteran will be posting double-doubles before you know it.