Position: Point guard
Years pro: 7
2012/13 stats: 13.7 points, 11.1 assists, 5.6 rebounds
Basketball Reference 2013-14 projection (per 36 minutes): 12.4 points, 10.5 assists, 5.1 rebounds
Projected role: Rondo is the undisputed best player on the Celtics now that Pierce and Garnett have gone. His health is a concern. Coming off knee surgery, Rondo could return a month or later into the season. When he comes back, it will be fascinating to see just how much he decides to do himself. Will he try to bump up his scoring average? Will the assists go down?