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Celtics reaping benefits of Rajon Rondo’s shooting

Shrouding himself in mystery is a hobby for Rajon Rondo. He offers the fewest words possible in his answers to reporters. He wants his detractors to believe he is content with his All-Star status, but the perception that he is a below-average outside shooter visibly bothers him.

If he had a nickel for every time someone began a Twitter post, “If Rondo could shoot . . . ,” he might be able to match the $55 million the Celtics are paying him over five seasons. It’s one of the NBA’s biggest bargains for perhaps the league’s most versatile point guard, and it may be even more of a steal if Rondo continues an encouraging trend from the first seven games.

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