Even though he was suspended two games for throwing a ball at an official, Rajon Rondo was selected to replace the injured Joe Johnson on the East’s all-star squad. But this comes with much criticism because Josh Smith is nearly averaging 16 and 10. Smith has somehow found himself on the “lifetime all-star snub” list.
Rajon Rondohasn’t been having the greatest week of his career, but the Celtics point guard should be happy to hear that he is now the newest member of the Eastern Conference All-Star team.
Rondo has been pegged to replace Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Joe Johnson in the upcoming all-star game in Orlando, according to various reports. Johnson will miss the game due to tendinitis in his left knee.
This will be Rondo’s third straight NBA All-Star Game and the Celtics star has been posting solid numbers, albeit in limited action. Rondo is averaging 14.8 points per game and is second in the league in assists with 9.5 per game, only trailing Steve Nash.