"Rajon Rondo is the best all around point guard in the NBA. Deron Williams is the best point guard, but Rondo is the best all around."
(Magic Johnson, ESPN Halftime show, May 22nd, 2010)
HoopsVibe's Call: Forget point guards. Rondo has been the best player in the playoffs.
When looking at their total body of work, HoopsVibe News isn't quite ready to put him above Chris Paul, Deron Williams, or even Steve Nash. After all, Rondo, who's style resembles Jason Kidd when with the New Jersey Nets, has just started playing like an elite table-setter this playoffs.
Here's the real question: if you were starting a team, who would you want Rondo, Paul, Williams, or Nash?
Nash would get excluded because of age, wear-and-tear, and defensive shortcomings. Even with his fine playoff, most would still take Williams or Paul over Rondo.
However, that could change - and soon - if Rondo leads the Boston Celtics to an NBA Title and wins Most Valuable Player for the playoffs.
Who would you rather have Rondo, Paul, Williams, or Nash?