Point guards: Rajon Rondo
It's easy to forget Rajon Rondo is 22-years-old, but the spindly point guard has led the Celtics to the NBA Finals in just his second year in the league. Rondo struggled statistically (9.2 ppg, 34 percent shooting) in the Conference Finals, but he held his ground against veteran Chauncey Billups in a matchup the Pistons were supposed to dominate. They didn't, and the Celtics are in the Finals. Speed is Rondo's main asset, and look for him to use it against the Lakers.
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