Can Rajon Rondo Average 20 Assists Per Game?

by November 23, 2010

Rondo, currently the League leader at 14.3 assists per game, believes he can up his nightly average by about 6 more assists. He doesn’t lack for confidence, this one. From FanHouse: “OK, so how many assists per game does Rondo believe he can average this season? Realistically, how many? ‘Twenty,’ said Rondo, who did hand out 24 Oct. 29 against New York but hasn’t exceeded 17 in any other game. OK, why do you think that? ‘Because we’re shooting the ball extremely well,’ he said. ‘We’re playing together and moving the ball.’ Told that, to average 20, if he had 15 one game, he’d have to make up for it with 25 in another, Rondo said, ‘I know. I can count.’ Opinions differ on the Celtics about whether Rondo could average 20 assists. Forward Paul Pierce said, ‘It’s impossible.’ But guard Von Wafer was much less skeptical. ‘He believes he can,’ Wafer said. ‘He believes that he’s the best point guard in the NBA. He really, really believes that. He’s not just saying it. He really feels he can average 20 assists a game. He’s just confident. That’s (how) you got to be playing this game is confident.'”