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Current Top Five (All-Time):
1. Michael Jordan (2109)
2. Oscar Robertson (2094)
3. Hakeem Olajuwon (2080)
4. Larry Bird (2076)
5. David Robinson (2036)
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1. Kevin Garnett (2010)
2. Chris Paul (1935)
3. Steve Nash (1927)
4. Tim Duncan (1918)
5. Pau Gasol (1900)

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  Tale of the Tape
  Tom Heinsohn Rajon Rondo
Pos F-C G
Height 6-7 6-1
Weight 218 171
Draft 1956 2006 (21st)
Debut Oct 27, 1956 Nov 1, 2006
Years 9 8
All-Star 6 4
All-NBA 4 (0/4/0) 1 (0/0/1)
All-Def 0 4 (2/2)
MVP 0 0
Champ 8 1
HoF Yes No
Adjusted Win Shares*
(Best → Worst)
Rk Tom Heinsohn Rajon Rondo
1 9.5 9.9
2 8.5 9.6
3 8.1 7.2
4 7.0 6.6
5 6.9 6.1
6 7.5 3.2
7 6.4 2.4
8 6.8 1.1
9 3.7
Wt Sum** 53.1 40.8

* Adjusted for schedule length
** 1 × best + 0.95 × 2nd-best + …

  Regular Season
  Tom Heinsohn Rajon Rondo
G 654 505
MP 19254 16647
PTS 12194 5601
TRB 5749 2320
AST 1318 4237
STL 953
BLK 68
TOV 1413
 Per Game
MP 29.4 33.0
PTS 18.6 11.1
TRB 8.8 4.6
AST 2.0 8.4
STL 1.9
BLK 0.1
TOV 2.8
 Shooting
FG% .405 .475
3P% .252
eFG% .405 .486
FT% .790 .621
TS% .460 .510
 Advanced
PER 17.8 17.1
TRB% 8.4
AST% 12.9 41.3
STL% 3.0
BLK% 0.3
TOV% 20.5
USG% 19.4
ORtg 106
DRtg 101
OWS 18.3 16.6
DWS 41.7 28.5
WS 60.0 45.0
WS/48 .150 .130

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  Playoffs
  Tom Heinsohn Rajon Rondo
G 104 92
MP 3223 3538
PTS 2058 1336
TRB 954 554
AST 215 845
STL 181
BLK 16
TOV 262
 Per Game
MP 31.0 38.5
PTS 19.8 14.5
TRB 9.2 6.0
AST 2.1 9.2
STL 2.0
BLK 0.2
TOV 2.8
 Shooting
FG% .402 .445
3P% .277
eFG% .402 .457
FT% .743 .647
TS% .450 .487
 Advanced
PER 17.7 18.5
TRB% 9.5
AST% 10.2 43.0
STL% 2.8
BLK% 0.4
TOV% 16.0
USG% 22.1
ORtg 106
DRtg 102
OWS 2.3 3.9
DWS 6.9 5.8
WS 9.1 9.7
WS/48 .136 .131

123 ≡ incomplete data