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2013-14 SEASON:
Made his season debut against the LA Lakers on Jan. 17 and recorded eight points, two rebounds, four assists and two steals in 19:25...Recorded a season-high 13 points to go along with a season-high eight rebounds and a then season-high-tying eight assists against Brooklyn on Jan. 26...Recorded his first double-double of the season with a new season-high of 19 points 10 assists to go along with six rebounds and a season-high three steals against Orlando on Feb. 2...Recorded a new season-high of nine rebounds against Philadelphia on Feb. 5...Recorded a career-high three three-pointers against Dallas on Feb. 9 while also recording a new season-high of 12 assists...Set a new career-high in three-pointers with four against San Antonio on Feb. 12...Set a new season-high with 22 points against Atlanta on Feb. 26... Became just the 23Rd player in franchise history to appear in 500 games for the Celtics on Mar. 28 against Toronto...Recorded his first triple-double of the season with 11 points, a new season-high of 11 rebounds and 16 assists against Philadelphia on Apr. 4

2012-13 SEASON:
Averaged 13.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 11.1 assists and 1.84 steals in 37.4 minutes per game…Appeared in only 38 games due to a torn ACL in his right knee…Recorded 20 assists against Philadelphia on Nov. 9…Recorded 20 points, nine rebounds, 10 assists and five steals against Chicago on Nov. 12…Recorded his second 20 assist game of the season against Toronto on Nov. 17 with 20 assists…Tied John Stockton for the second longest streak with 10 or more assists in a game against Orlando on Nov. 25 by recording 16 assists which marked his 37th consecutive game with 10 or more assists….Had streak snapped the next game when he was ejected just before halftime for an altercation…Recorded his first triple-double of the season with 16 points, 13 rebounds, 14 assists to go along with three steals and a career-high-tying three blocks against Philadelphia on Dec. 7…Netted a season-high 26 points against Chicago on Dec. 18…Recorded his second triple-double of the season with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists against Atlanta on Jan. 5…Recorded his third double-double of the season with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists against Charlotte on Jan. 14…Named as a starter for the Eastern Conference in the 2013 NBA All-Star game in Houston…Recorded his fourth triple-double of the season with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists against New York on Jan. 24…Recorded his fifth triple-double in the next game against Atlanta on Jan. 25 with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists…Suffered a torn ACL in his right knee against Atlanta on Jan. 25 and was ruled out for the remainder of the season on Jan. 27.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2011-12 SEASON: Averaged 11.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, an NBA-best 11.7 assists and 1.79 steals in 36.9 minutes per game...Named to All-NBA Third Team and Second Team All-Defense…Became the first Celtic to lead the NBA in assists per game since Bob Cousy during the 1959-60 season...Passed K.C. Jones for eighth on the Celtics all-time assist list on opening day when he recorded 13 assists against the Knicks on Dec. 25…Recorded his first triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists against Washington (1/1)…Recorded his 3,000th career assist against Chicago on Jan. 13….Appeared in his 400th career game against Charlotte on Feb. 7….Recorded his 15th career-triple double when he scored a career-high tying 32 points to go along with 10 rebounds and a season-high 15 assists against Chicago on Feb. 12…Became just the fifth active player to record 10 FG’s and 10 FT’s in a triple-double joining LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Richard Jefferson and Tracy McGrady…Became the first player in more than two decades to record a 30-15-10 triple-double with 10 FG’s and 10 FT’s in a non-overtime game joining Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon and Larry Bird as the only players to accomplish that feat since 1980 with Olajuwon’s being the most recent in 1989…Recorded a career-high 35 points on 15-of-27 shooting against Detroit on Feb. 15…Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team as a replacement for Joe Johnson…Scored two points, had two rebounds and handed out eight assists in 15:34 of action during the All-Star Game…Was named as a replacement for Stephen Curry for the Taco Bell Skills Challenge at All-Star weekend and finished in second place…Recorded his third triple-double of the season with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists against Milwaukee on Feb. 29….Recorded his fourth triple-double of the season with 18 points, a career-high 17 rebounds and a season-high 20 assists…Became first player in Magic Johnson to record 17 or more points, rebounds and assists in a game since Apr. 18, 1989…Became first player since Wilt Chamberlain to have a triple double with 18 points, 20 assists and 17 rebounds since Wilt recorded 22 pts, 25 rebs, 21 asts on February 2, 1968…Recorded fifth triple-double of the season when he scored 16 points, grabbed 11 boards and handed out 14 assists against Miami on Apr. 1….Recorded his sixth triple-double of the season with 10 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high-tying 20 assists against Atlanta on Apr. 11...Recorded 24 straight games with 10 or more assists from Mar. 11 through Apr. 26 which is the longest streak in the NBA since John Stockton recorded 29 straight in 1992...Missed four games during the streak due to injury…PLAYOFFS: Averaged 17.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 11.9 assists and 2.37 assists in 42.6 minutes per game…Recorded a playoff-career high 44 points to go along with 10 assists and eight rebounds in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Miami…He was the first player in NBA postseason history to record those totals in a game…Recorded four triple-doubles during the postseason; Game 7 against Miami (22 pts, 10 rebs, 14 asts), Game 7 against Philadelphia (18 pts, 10 rebs, 10 asts), Game 1 against Philadelphia (13 pts, 12 rebs, 17 asts), Game e against Atlanta (17 pts, 14 rebs, 12 asts)…Became just the second player in NBA playoff history to record 13 or more assists in the first five games of a series joining Magic Johnson (accomplished against Philadelphia)…Also recorded 14.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and 12.7 assists per game against Philadelphia (only one other player has matched or bettered those totals for a seven game series: Magic Johnson against Boston in 1984 NBA Finals; 18.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 13.6 assists)…2010-11 SEASON: Averaged 10.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, a career-high 11.2 assists and 2.25 steals in 37.2 minutes per game…His 11.2 assists per game set a new franchise record and he finished second in the NBA in assists and steals per game…Recorded his 10th career triple-double (first this season) when he recorded 10 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 24 assists against New York (10/29)…Set the NBA record for most assists through four games (67) previously held by John Stockton and Magic Johnson (65)…Recorded his second triple-double of the season with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 23 assists to go along with a season-high six steals against San Antonio (1/5)…Recorded 10 points and 16 assists against LA Lakers (1/30)….Named to his second consecutive All-Star game as a member of the Eastern Conference reserves…Netted a season-high 26 points against Orlando (2/6)…Recorded his third triple-double of the season with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against Miami (2/13)…Netted 10 or more points 36 times and had five games of 20-plus points…Recorded a team-high 31 double-doubles…Led the C’s in scoring in four games, in rebounds seven times, in assists 65 times, in steals 37 times, in blocks once and in minutes 30 times…PLAYOFFS: Averaged 14.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 9.6 assists and 1.11 steals in 38.3 minutes per game…Recorded his sixth career postseason triple double against New York (4/22) when he had 15 points, 11 rebounds and 20 assists joining Magic Johnson as the only other player in NBA history to record a postseason triple-double with 20 or more assists…Dislocated his left elbow during the third quarter of Game 3 against Miami but would not miss any games due to the injury…2009-10: Averaged 13.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 9.8 assists and 2.28 steals in 36.6 minutes per game…became just the third Celtic to post 30 points and 15 assists in the same game joining Larry Bird and Bob Cousy when he recorded those numbers against Golden State (12/28)…Led the NBA in total steals (189) and steals per game (2.28)…Became the first Celtic since Sherman Douglas to record five 15-plus assist games in one calendar year since Douglas had five in 1993…Became the first Celtic to post 11 points, nine rebounds, 13 assists and five steals since the Elias Sports Bureau began tracking steals during the 1973-74 season (posted stats against Milwaukee (12/8))…Had 45 games in which he recorded 10+ assists…Led the C’s in assists in 80 games, in points 14 times, in rebounds 13 times and in steals in 56 games…Recorded a career-high 40 double-doubles…Missed game against Toronto (1/2) due to a strained left hamstring…Recorded a season-high 30 points against Golden State (12/28)…Pulled down a season-high 13 boards against Orlando (12/25)…Handed out a career-high 18 assists against Sacramento (3/26)…Played his 300th career game against Detroit (3/15)…Notched two triple doubles on the season (22 pts, 10 rebs, 13 asts at Toronto and 11 pts, 11 rebs, 15 asts against Denver)…Earned his first All-Star Game appearance when he was named as a reserve to the 2010 Eastern Conference All-Star Team…PLAYOFFS: Averaged 15.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 9.3 assists and 1.92 steals in 40.6 minutes per postseason career to reach 12 or more assists in a game thus passing Larry Bird for second most games with that many assists…Recorded 21 points, 12 assists and five steals in the deciding Game 6 against Cleveland marking it the fifth time a player has recorded those numbers in a deciding game in which his team was the winner (Johnny Moore, Clyde Drexler, Michael Jordan, Jason Kidd)…Posted two triple doubles (Game 2 vs. LA: 19 pts, 12 rebs, 10 asts; Game 4 against Cleveland: 29 pts, 18 rebs, 13 asts)…Became just the third player in NBA postseason history to record a triple-double of 29 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists against Cleveland in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals (Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain were previous two)…Moved to sixth all-time in Celtics postseason history for assists…2008-09: Averaged 11.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 1.85 steals in 33.0 minutes per game…Finished ranked sixth in the NBA in assists per game and fifth in steals per game…Finished fifth in the NBA in total assists (659)…Scored in double figures in 43 games including 13 games with 20 or more points and two games with 30 or more points…Netted a career-high 32 points on his 23rd birthday at Phoenix (2/22)…Posted two triple-doubles (12/3 vs. Indiana, 2/12 at Dallas)…Posted 13 double-doubles…Dished out a career-high 17 assists twice (2/27 vs. Indiana, 12/3 vs. Indiana)…Tied a season-high with seven steals vs. Denver (11/14)…Finished with the fourth highest assist total in a single season in franchise history (659)… PLAYOFFS: Joined Larry Bird as the only Celtics to have posted three triple-doubles in the same postseason…Averaged 16.9 points, 9.7 rebounds, 9.8 assists and 2.50 steals in 41.2 minutes per game…Averaged 19.4 points, 9.3 rebounds and 11.6 assists in the First Round against Chicago…Averaged 14.3 points, 10.1 rebounds and 8.0 assists in the Conference Semifinals against Orlando…Also recorded six double-doubles…2007-08: Averaged 10.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.68 steals in 29.9 minutes per game…Dished out ten or more assists six times…Led Celtics in assists 36 times and rebounds five times…Led the Celtics in scoring twice…scored a career high 23 points on 12/23 against Orlando…Scored 23 points and grabbed six boards at Miami (1/29)… Swiped five steals at Miami (11/30)…Notched a double-double with 14 points and a season-high 12 boards against Dallas (1/31)…Swiped a season high six steals at Orlando (1/27)…Named to the T-Mobile Rookie-Sophomore Challenge and Youth Jam where he was a starter recording six points and six assists in 18 minutes of action…Became the first Celtic since Sherman Douglas in 1995 to record 15 or more assists in a game when he dished out a career-high 16 assists on 2/29/08 against Charlotte…Finished the season ranked 13th in the NBA in steals per game…Ranked 35th in the NBA in field goal percentage (.492)…Ranked 22nd in the NBA in assists per game (5.1)…PLAYOFFS: Averaged 10.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.73 steals in 32.0 minutes per game in the post-season…Scored 21 points, grabbed seven boards, dished out eight assists and swiped six steals in 32 minutes in Game 6 of the NBA Finals…His six steals in Game 6 ties him for second all-time in steals recorded in a single game with John Havlicek, Steve Mix and Maurice Cheeks…Recorded 16 assists in Game 2 of the Finals, the most recorded by a player since Magic Johnson had 20 assists in 1991…Recorded second highest single post-season assist mark by a Celtic in post season history (172)…Dished out 13 assists in Game 5 against Detroit of the ECF…Scored 10 points, grabbed nine boards and had eight assists in Game 2 of the ECF against Detroit…Scored 20 points and dished out 13 assists in Game 5 of the Semifinals against Cleveland…Scored 14 points and dished out 12 assists in Game 4 of the First Round against Atlanta…Posted two double-doubles…2006-07: Averaged 6.4 points, 3.7 boards, 3.8 assists and 1.64 steals in 23.5 minutes per game…Scored 19 points, dished out nine assists and swiped six steals against Detroit (4/18)…Scored 17 points and dished out eight assists at Miami (4/16)…Scored 16 points and dished out eight assists at Atlanta (4/10)…Scored 14 points, grabbed eight boards, dished out eight assists and swiped a career high of seven steals at Indiana (4/7)…Scored 11 points and grabbed 10 boards for his third double-double against Miami (4/6)…Scored 16 points and dished out eight assists against Toronto (3/26)…Grabbed a career high of 14 boards at San Antonio (3/17)…Scored 13 points and dished out 10 assists against Atlanta (3/14)…Scored 12 points, dished out eight assists and grabbed seven boards in a career high 47 minutes against Chicago (3/11)…Dished out a career-high 11 assists at Detroit (2/6)…In his first career start, scored 23 points, grabbed six boards, dished out six assists and swiped four steals in a season high 43 minutes against the L.A. Clippers (2/2)…Rejected a career high two shots against Atlanta (1/24)…Recorded his first career double-double scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 boards while dishing out seven assists at Washington (1/20)…Scored a career-high 23 points, dished out five assists and tied a career-high of four steals against Toronto (1/12)…Scored 13 points and dished out three assists against Utah (11/10).

COLLEGE CAREER:
2005-06: Led the SEC in assists (4.9 APG) and ranked second in steals (2.0 spg), while averaging 11.2 points and a team-high 6.1 rebounds…Scored in double figures 17 times and had five games of 10 or more rebounds…Recorded career-high 25 points on 7-for-12 shooting and dished out seven assists vs. Louisville… Tallied 21 points and nine rebounds vs. Indiana…Posted a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. West Virginia…Pulled down a career-high 19 rebounds vs. Iowa, the highest total ever by a Kentucky guard…Dished out a career-high 12 assists with zero turnovers vs. Ole Miss…Notched 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists vs. Connecticut in the second round of the NCAA Tournament…2004-2005: Named to the Sec All-Freshman Team…Set Kentucky single-season record for steals with 87 swipes…Had at least one steal in each game…Tied Kentucky’s single-game record with eight steals, in just 20 minutes, vs. Mississippi State…Scored double figures in his first three NCAA Tourney games…Handed out a season-high eight assists with no turnovers at Vanderbilt.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 2006 NBA Draft ... Draft rights acquired by Boston from Phoenix along with Brian Grant and cash considerations in exchange for a future first round pick on June 28, 2006.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Rajon Pierre Rondo…Son of Amber Rondo…Majored in Communications….Favorite pregame meal is grilled chicken…Favorite car is a Lamborghini…Favorite movie is Cinderella Man…Favorite NBA player growing up was Isiah Thomas…Enjoys shopping in his spare time…Favorite actor is Will Smith.

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Height: 6'1''/ 1.85m
Weight: 186 lbs./ 84.4 kg
Born: February 22, 1986
From: University of Kentucky
Draft: 1st Round (21st pick) 2006 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2006
Years Pro: 8
Previous Teams:
  Boston Celtics 2006 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Kentucky/USA

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