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Rondo finishes season as NBA assists leader

As the NBA regular season draws to a close, Rajon Rondo finds himself at the top of the assists mountain. He led the league in assists per game at 11.7. His closest competitor was Steve Nash at 10.7 dimes per contest. Nash did have 44 more assists in total, but Rondo missed 13 games because of injury throughout the strike shortened season. Rondo has established himself as one of the top point guards in the league over the past few seasons, but has a lot of question marks surrounding his future. As the Big Three get on in age, his supporting cast for years to come is still a mystery. If Boston can continue to put productive scorers around Rondo, then the assists title is one that he should hold for many years.

In other former Wildcat stat news, DeMarcus Cousins finished the season fourth in the league in rebounds per game. Boogie pulled down 11 per game and finished the season on a high note against the Lakers with 23 points and 19 boards. If DeMarcus can continue the improvement he showed this year, then he will be nearly unstoppable next season.

Article written by Matthew Hays

15 Comments for Rondo finishes season as NBA assists leader

  1. David
    4:05 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    Rondo is the best point guard in the league.

  2. John Wall
    4:10 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    I led the league in Turnovers. And shot 3 of 42 from 3 point land.

    4:12 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    Why is the basketball the only sport that does the records on /per game?! Kobe lost the scoring title by 2oo some points, Nash had more assists, we dont do this in MLB total hits, HRs, etc , NHL most goals, NFL passing yards, TD’s…doesnt it seem like time to change this #RondoIsAwesomeRegardless

  4. Real Talk in Lexington
    4:13 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    Number 2 you are a hating bitch. I wonder how Matt feels about his predictions of Rajon in the past.

  5. uklaw95
    4:13 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    Would like to see how Boogies numbers compared to everyone else after his coach got fired.

  6. Real Talk in Lexington
    4:17 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    Number 3 unlike football their are enough games that averages can be a fair calculation of impact. Unlike NHL and baseball individual assists and scores come at a more frequent rate. Also basketball is a game with many injuries that cause key players to miss from time to time. On a consistant basis Rondo had more assist than Nash. As long as they meet a minimum requirement players can contend for statistical titles.

  7. lurvillesux
    4:33 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    hey dudes, watch the UK vs UL game in HD here again just for shits and giggles cause it nevuh gets old!!! i was banned on catsillustrated so who needs’em.

  8. Ridge Runner
    4:38 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    4:39 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    #6 I agree w/ ya on your points on other sports, but really doesnt make sense to me. Basketball has less injuries than NHL or NFL. We give season scoring titles based on ppg but we call Abdul-Jabbar the all time leading scorer? When MJ & Wilt Avg’d more ppg? Bout time to step it up in basketball; if you want to be the scoring leader then score the most points. Not per game, who cares per game?!

  10. PikevilleCat
    4:41 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    8- Yeah Ridge, cool story & you know that boy is a fan for life but to him that jersey was looking out for him.

  11. Ridge Runner
    4:48 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    10, I hear ya bud.

    Ya know… There is something about Rondo when he is on the floor, that makes you just want to watch to see what he is going to next. Aweome athlete and there are many other perhaps high profile players you can’t say that about. Dude is amazing.

  12. NBA Clets Guy
    5:43 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    Rondo will put up numbers regardless of who is around him. He proved that this year. Watch an NBA game once in a while.

  13. Marty
    6:46 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    Rajon Rondo is not only a tremendous basketball player but also an awesome person. I read a report yesterday about young boy who was nearly killed by a random shooter. The boy was in his room at home when the bullets came in. He is a huge Rajon Rondo fan and was wearing his Celtic 9 jersey . Rajon got the news of the story about this young boy. He was deeply moved and brought the young boy to a Celtics game and showered him with a new 9 jersey and many gifts. I believe Rajon is a beautiful person with a big heart and cares greatly about others more than himself. Way to go Rajon . Big Blue Nation is so proud of you on and off the court.

  14. Kevin
    6:48 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    13– Umm, if you look before you type you will see that story linked 2 comments above you.

  15. Kevin
    6:49 pm April 27, 2012 Permalink

    excuse me, 5 comments above you Marty