The star point guard has been in the league for years now.
While his performance ability has lessened over the last few years, he still has an impact on the floor at times.
Rondo has especially become well known for his ability to turn it on during the postseason.
#Cavs head coach J.B. Bickerstaff won’t comment on Rajon Rondo’s time with the Lakers but, Bickerstaff did say Cleveland will lean heavily on Rondo throughout the playoffs and play-in tournament.
— Evan Dammarell (@AmNotEvan) April 12, 2022
With the Cavaliers hopefully entering the playoffs this week, head coach J.B. Bickerstaff was asked about Rondo taking things to another level.
He wouldn’t comment on Rondo’s previous playoff runs with the Los Angeles Lakers or Boston Celtics, but he did say that the team will “lean heavily” on Rondo in the weeks ahead.
Right now, Rondo is averaging 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game, which is much lower than his career highs.
But what does he accomplish during the playoffs?
On average, Rondo puts up 9.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 7.9 assists during the postseason.
Those look like middling numbers but Rondo’s impact is about so much more than stats.
With his experience and his expertise, Rondo becomes a fierce floor general when his team is in the playoffs.
He plays with more determination and more skills and basketball knowledge than nearly anyone else on the floor.
The Cavs will definitely want that knowledge and leadership in the weeks ahead.
They have a relatively young team full of up-and-coming talent.
And nearly everyone else on the team has never made the postseason before.
As for Rondo, he’s been in the playoffs a number of times throughout his career and has even won two championships.
Cleveland needs someone to guide them and to help them become a more mature team.
They need Playoff Rondo.