Rajon Rondo (All-Star Game / Skills Competition): This season Rajon Rondo has shut up most of the haters who thought his career was on the decline. After having an atrocious season (to his standards) with the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks, Rondo has been a primary component to the Kings success this season. He is averaging 11.7 points, 11.7 assists (league leader), and 6.4 rebounds per contest.
Rondo has a good chance of earning a spot to play in the All-Star game, but it all depends on how many “guards” the team decides to take on. Players that have the edge on Rondo are Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Klay Thompson, and James Harden.
If the West decided to add 6 guards to the roster, Rondo would definitely fill in that final spot, but if they don’t, only an injury to one of the players listed above would be the only possibility for Rondo to join the roster of stars.
Another way Rondo could participate in All-Star weekend is if he competed in the All-Star Skills Challenge. Right now Rondo is one of the most skilled players in the game, specifically in the passing game where he is the league leader in assists.
If the NBA decided to choose the most skilled players to participate in this contest there is no question that Rondo would be on that list. However, the league has shown in recent past to lean towards choosing new faces to participates during the festivities before the big game, so Rondo may not get the nod. Also, there is the chance that the NBA does invite the Kings starting point guard, but he declines to participate.