Rajon Rondo is probably just trying to get a feel for how defenders once felt playing against him. It’s a feeling he’s hoping to deliver again, now that the combative, talented point guard has a fresh start in Sacramento. Rondo posted a video of himself dribbling and popping a few shots while riding a PhunkeeDuck in the gym. A legit training tool? Or Rondo just goofing off?
Hey, goofing off is fine — it’s a good sign for the Kings that the mercurial Rondo is in the gym at all. But practicing on the PhunkeeDuck might actually be a good way to keep his always great handle sharp by putting some unpredictability at his feet. Rondo has been hell on wheels both for recent coaches (he was tossed from Dallas in just a blink of the evil eye) and, in the past, for defenders trying to hold him back. Sacramento is hoping Rondo’s wheel work is aimed at recapturing the latter form.