Rondo’s scoring has been a big problem this year.
In the past, Rondo was an above average scorer in (1) interior shots (2) transition (3) cuts. He developed into a capable midrange shooter.
His outside shooting and FT shooting has always been a problem but he was an asset in those other areas as a scorer.
However, this year, Rondo’s scoring utility has dropped off in all the strong areas of his game scoring wise as well as struggling with his jumper. This has made him a very large liability in terms of scoring and I think comparable to someone like Ricky Rubio. This is a big drop-off from his scoring in the 2008-2012 seasons.
This to me is the main reason for the drop-off in his performance and the area he will need to correct in order to reestablish himself as one of the top PGs in the league. I am confident Rondo can do that given time as he continues to get himself healthy after the knee injury and the broken hand he suffered at start of the season.
But until he does so, Rondo is on the outside looking in amongst the top PGs in the league.