Rajon Rondo scored five points with three rebounds, three assists, three turnovers, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.
Advice: We saw Coach Rondo out there to help decide who closed. Coach Alvin Gentry said he tried to sub Rondo in late, but Rondo told Gentry to leave the group that was on the floor in the game because they were hot. Rondo has been very productive as the starter, he's making his shots and he's not going to the line, so his fantasy owners have to be pleased so far. Although, he may be close to peaking and Rondo not even going back in on his own accord is interesting.
Rajon Rondo scored five points Wednesday on 2-of-5 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 115-108. Rondo grabbed three rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -3 in his 18:06 on the floor. He added one block and two steals. Rondo went 1 of 2 from behind the arc.
Rondo scored 13 points Monday, going 5 of 12 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans lost to the Houston Rockets 130-123. Rondo grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out 12 assists, tallying a plus-minus of -15 in his 42:03 on the floor. Rondo went 3 of 5 from 3-point range.
Advice: This is Rondo's first triple-double of the season and matched a season high for points and set a season best in boards.
Rajon Rondo scored 13 points Sunday, going 5 of 7 from the field, as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 131-124. Rondo grabbed two rebounds and dished out 18 assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +7 in his 37:28 of playing time. He added one block and five steals. Rondo went 1 of 2 from behind the arc.
Advice: Rondo returned after a one-game absence. He's averaging 11.8 points and 11.4 assists in his five December contests.
Rajon Rondo triple-doubled with 13 points (5-of-12 FGs), 12 assists, 12 rebounds, three triples and eight turnovers in Monday's 130-123 loss to Houston.
Advice: That's the 30th triple-double of his career and that makes him the only player in the NBA to have at least one triple-double in each of the last 10 seasons. Rondo has really expanded his 3-point range in recent years and that's going to be huge for New Orleans' floor spacing -- he's hit three or more triples 16 times in his career and all of them have come after 2014. He played 42 minutes after playing 37 on Sunday, so hopefully the Pelicans are done watching his minutes.
Rajon Rondo returned from a day of rest to finish Sunday's home victory with a season-high 18 assists, 13 points, five steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.
Advice: Not too shabby. This is just the second time Rondo has exceeded 30 minutes since returning in mid-November, as the Pelicans are wisely being cautious with his workload. He's played in two back-to-back sets, though, so the restrictions aren't too severe. He came into this game hot over the past five games, averaging 9.8 points on 56.8% shooting, 1.4 triples, 5.2 rebounds, 9.2 assists and 0.8 steals. Those numbers are going up after tonight's gem.
Rondo (rest) will sit out Friday's game at Sacramento.
Advice: The Pelicans are starting a stretch of three games in four days, and a home matchup with the lowly Kings is probably a good spot to give their 31-year-old point guard a breather. Ian Clark will start in Rondo's place, though expect Jrue Holiday to man the point quite a bit.
Ian Clark will start for Rajon Rondo (rest) against the Kings on Friday.
Advice: No double revenge game against the Kings here. Rondo has looked pretty good lately and maybe the Pelicans leaning on him more while Anthony Davis was out is part of the reason for the rest. He'll likely be looking at additional days off going forward but he is still worth owning. Clark will be tough to count on in DFS with Jameer Nelson behind him.
DeMarcus Cousins had some high praise for Rajon Rondo during a recent interview.
Advice: "I've said it many times, once Rondo is on the floor he makes the game easier for a lot of guys. He takes guys' games to the next level," Cousins said. "Since Rondo has been back, I think Jrue [Holiday] and E'Twaun [Moore]'s game has gone to the next level. Darius Miller, his game has gone to a whole other level. It's just making the game easier for everybody." Rondo has put in averages of 11.0 points and 10.5 dimes over the past two games sans Anthony Davis (groin), and he should continue to operate with the rock in his hands more often while AD is on the sidelines.
Rajon Rondo scored 11 points Wednesday on 5-of-7 shooting as the New Orleans Pelicans topped the Denver Nuggets 123-114. Rondo pulled down six rebounds and dished out seven assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 25:59 of playing time. Rondo went 1 of 1 from behind the arc.
Advice: It took a little time for Rondo to get going after missing the season's first 3 1/2 weeks recovering from sports hernia surgery, but he's going well now with four straight double-figure scoring efforts. The four-time All-Star is averaging a very solid 11.5 points, 9.8 assists and 6.5 rebounds during that stretch, plus he's shooting a noteworthy 58.8 percent from the floor in those games.