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Rajon Rondo’s shooting now has to be respected

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Rajon Rondo has noticed it more and more since he’s been back.

Opposing teams are altering how they defend the Celtics point guard on the pick and roll, a nod to his improved shooting.

Before, a defender might have gone under the screen, giving Rondo more space to shoot. That was the primary method for most defenses, as Rondo was deemed to be more of a threat driving to the basket than shooting from long distance.

However, after offseason work with assistant coach Ron Adams, Rondo is shooting better than ever from beyond the 3-point arc — a career-high 22 makes in 23 games, topping his previous best of 17 in 81 games in 2009-10.

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