April 18, 2018, 1:19 amRajon RondoPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Rajon Rondo just missed a triple-double in Tuesday's Game 2 win over the Blazers, scoring 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting (including two threes) with 10 rebounds, nine assists and six turnovers over 39 minutes.
You never go full Rondo and this is where the Pelicans have gotten it right this year. He wasn't given the car keys and with Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis and Nikola Mirotic around to carry the load, Rondo has mostly stayed in his lane. The Pelicans have an optimal mix of players on the floor right now and Rondo is a big piece of establishing the toughness, playmaking and defense that have characterized the team's fast two-game start.