Through the first 575 games of Rajon Rondo’s NBA career (regular season and playoffs) he never made more than 2 three-pointers in a single game. However, in game #576 on Sunday against Dallas he hit 3. Then in #577 on Wednesday vs the Spurs Rondo made 4.
In his previous 7 seasons in the league he’d only ever attempted 5 threes in a game once before, and had put up as many as 4 in a single contest on just five occasions. Since his return from ACL surgery three weeks ago Rondo has launched 5 or more threes 3 times in 10 games.
Just how big of a change is this for Rondo? Throughout his career he’s had 17 streaks of 5 games or more where he never even shot a single three-pointer. Maybe Rondo spent his rehab working on his long ranger jumper; his career 3PT% is 25%, but this season he’s shooting them at a 38% clip.
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