Afterwards, Green expressed his respect for the veteran Rondo, calling him a “champion” and “one of the masterminds” of the NBA:
Draymond’s got nothing but respect for Rondo 👊 pic.twitter.com/lFcRA8rOhr
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 9, 2018
I got much respect for Rondo, man. That guy has been great for a lot of years in this League. He’s a champion. I think one of the masterminds of this League…I don’t think there’s very many guys that are super smart in this League, and he’s definitely one of them.
Green averaged a triple-double in five games against New Orleans (14.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 10 assists), while the 32-year-old Rondo also put up some impressive numbers (9.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 11.4 assists).