Earlier this season, I posed a question about Sacramento’s Rajon Rondo to several basketball coaches. I asked if Rondo’s gaudy assist totals were a positive for the Kings. The coaches answered unanimously that a point guard racking up a lot of assists could not be a negative, and several even questioned why I would ask such a question. […]
Last night’s Boston Celtics’ game-winner against the 76ers has to be the most analyzed NBA play of the early season. Sebastian Pruiti does a great job breaking down the action. The Celtics run a horns-set for Rondo with KG and Pierce as the screeners. Rondo uses the KG screen, Young switches and Rondo lobs the ball to the rim for KG to dunk.
Several years ago, I trained two young players. Joey’s dad was a prominent high school coach. He had perfect shooting technique. His dad did not allow him to play in pick-up games or for an AAU team because he did not want any bad habits. He ran his own mini-clinics for Joey and his friends so they could play, though he structured their play and demanded precise fundamentals throughout. […]
Rajon Rondo demonstrating “The Rondo” against the Raptors: Next, Rondo demonstrates the Euro-Step: Originally published in Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter, Volume 4. For similar content, subscribe to the free weekly Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter.
Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter features a short article on the importance of finishing, and mentions the success of great and creative finishers like Rajon Rondo and Steve Nash in the 2010 NBA Play-offs. Here is an example of Rondo using the Euro-Step against the Cavs: Originally published in Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter, Volume 4. For Read more about Rajon Rondo’s Euro-Step[…]