Pierce on Rondo: “He’s knocking down his shot. He’s TAKING his shot. That’s what we’re going to expect from him. He’s our leader.”
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) September 29, 2012
Rajon Rondo shot 45 percent from the floor last year. NBA.com reports that Rondo shot 39 percent from 16-24 feet. He was better, but inconsistent. This is a major challenge to his game and another indication that this year could have a huge impact on how Rondo’s career is viewed going forward, and what the reflection of his championship-contention years showed. So, you know, no pressure.