17. Rajon Rondo
Stats: 11.1 PPG 8.3 APG 4.5 RPG 1.9 SPG
Accomplishments: 2007 All-Rookie Team, 4x All-Star, 1x All-NBA, 5x All-Defense, 2x Assists Leader, 1x Steals Leader, 1x Champion
Rondo plays with a confidence that borders on cockiness. He's been in the league seven years and already has a ring in two Finals appearances. Playing for Danny Ainge and Doc Rivers—two solid points in their day—has helped Rajon turn into one of the game's best floor generals. He can't shoot a lick (.241 career three-point percentage), but his on-court savvy and craftiness around the rim make up for it. Rondo's lanky build allows him to smother opponents and create turnovers.
Boston's proving his worth with the way they've been playing in the 2013 Playoffs. Rajon has been criticized for being selfish. Some folks say that he worries about assists too much, that he hogs the ball, and has an attitude on top of it. But the truth is, Rondo gets guys better shots. Just watch the Celtics in the fourth quarter to see what we mean. He's averaged 11 assists the last three seasons and finished 2013 as the leader in dimes, despite playing in only 38 games due to a torn ACL.