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Rajon Rondo named East All-Star replacement

Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:20 pm
Edited on: February 22, 2012 7:04 pm
 
Rajon Rondo is headed to Orlando. (Getty Images)
Posted by Ben Golliver

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been named as an injury replacement for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, according to the Boston Globe and Celtics Radio. The NBA confirmed the selection on Wednesday afternoon. 

Rondo will replace Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson, who was diagnosed with tendinitis in his left knee and is sitting out two games this week, in this Sunday's All-Star Game at Amway Center in Orlando.

He will join an Eastern Conference roster that includes starters Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard, plus reserves Chris Bosh, Roy Hibbert, Paul Pierce, Deron Williams, Luol Deng and Andre Iguodala.

Johnson is the game's first and only injury scratch so far.

Rondo, 26, is averaging 14.8 points, 9.5 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 37.0 minutes per game. He's played in just 22 games this season though, which is what led to his snubbing in the first place. This will be Rondo's third consecutive All-Star appearance.

Earlier this week, Rondo was suspended two games for throwing a basketball at an official, which earned him an ejection.

According to the Associated Press, Celtics coach Doc Rivers joked: "When you get named to the All-star, you should take one game of suspension away."
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Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2012 1:07 pm
 

Rajon Rondo named East All-Star replacement

 you could read in fact I am a Celtic's fan.Unlike I don't change the teams I root for.You live in Mass and root for the Celtics and the Bruins yet you expect people to believe that you are a Giants fan and a Yankee fan.I now see why you are an annoying little knat.

SO you root for the Yankees and Celtics but it's impossible for me too? Do you even have a brain George?



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2012 1:03 pm
 

Rajon Rondo named East All-Star replacement

If you want to talk about the 5 best PG's in the league Rondo is one of them. Westbrook and Wade are better players than Rondo overall because of scoring but as point guards Rondo is better than both and Dwayne Wade is a SG. I agree that Williams, Paul and Rose are better this year but slightly and Rondo is right there with them in the top 5. Rose, Williams, Paul, Rondo and Westbrook.



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2012 12:56 pm
 

Rajon Rondo named East All-Star replacement

.You live in Mass and root for the Celtics and the Bruins yet you expect people to believe that you are a Giants fan and a Yankee fan.I now see why you are an annoying little knat.
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 I don't care who believes what teams I like. I like the teams I like and that's that. I don't like hockey so I couldn't care less about the Bruins. I don't like the Giants but I switched it for the Superbowl week to piss off a few Pats fans because some people like you really care what teams people like. I can read and your rooting interests don't mean shit to me. I like the teams I like and I have my whole life and not switched. Yankees I have like since I was a kid because I never liked the Sox and the yankees were on tv every day in Mass. Wade is not really a PG



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Since: Feb 11, 2012
Posted on: February 23, 2012 6:30 am
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Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 5:51 am
 

A Johnson replacement

I pity the fool who needs a Johnson replacement.


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Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2012 3:43 am
 

Rajon Rondo named East All-Star replacement

And Rondo is not even top ten Steals Per Game


Rondo is top 10 in steals per game but he only played in 22 games so he doesn't qualify but he has 1.64 steals per game and is 2nd in the NDA in Assists per game.



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2012 3:38 am
 

Rajon Rondo named East All-Star replacement

Irving  .487 FG PCT .855 FT PCT 34 THREE POINTERS AND 502 POINTS

Jennings .406 FG PCT 808 FT PCT 68 THREE POINTS AND 586 POINTS

Rondo   .485 FG PCT 615 FT PCT. 4 THREE POINTERS AND 325 POINTS


Total points? how about PPG and APG? 

 Irving    
;  18.6 PPG  4.9 Assists Per Game  3.5 REBounds oer game and .9 Steals per game

 Jennings   18.4 PPG  5.2 APG   3.5 RPG and 1.5 Steals Per

 Rondo    
   14.8 PPG   9.5 APG   5 RBPG  1.6 steals

 Looks like Rondo deserves it over both of them. The last few years Rondo has easily been top 3 or 4 point guards in the NBA and for you to throw all thos names out there shows you just hate the Celtics. If you dont think Rondo is a top 5 PG in the NBA you should stop watching basketball. What does shooting 3"s have to do with being a PG? you leave out assists when you put stats? Nice try


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