The New Orleans Pelicans made quick work of the Portland Trail Blazers after putting the finishing touches on a series sweep. Among the integral parts of their success thus far has been the performance of point guard Rajon Rondo.
It is no secret that Rondo is one of the most intelligent players in the NBA. Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings even suggested on Twitter that he is destined to be a coach when it is all said and done:
Needless to say, there is plenty of truth to Jennings' post. Rondo has long been one of the savviest players in the league. No matter which team he is on, he always seems to be among the league leaders in assists and steals. His talents have only been magnified by the recent playoff atmosphere.
Although Rondo may not be the best scorer on his team, he is still the coordinator of its offense. His primary job, of course, is getting the ball to big man Anthony Davis around the rim which he has done a lot of since the playoffs started. Rondo is currently averaging 11.3 points, 13.3 assists, and 7.5 rebounds per game in the postseason. Furthermore, he and guard Jrue Holiday proved to be the far superior backcourt over the Blazers dynamic pairing of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.
Meanwhile, Jennings is hoping to channel his inner Rondo at some point in Milwaukee's series against the Boston Celtics. He finally managed to get on the board this series during the Bucks' 116-92 win over the Celtics Friday with a couple of free-throws.