The first building block is always the most important. That holds true in many cases like building an NBA roster. The celtics have a chance to hold on to a strong building block in Rajon Rondo, and here is how he can help. He has a natural skill in handling the ball, limiting his turnovers and dishing out plenty of assists, 10.7 so far this season. But if orchestrating a top 5 offense isn’t enough for Danny Ainge to offer a max contract when considering how much money to spend on keeping the Captain, his 1.7 steals per game just scratch the surface of how good his defense is as well. He is personally impressive to me. I was originally a sceptic of his claiming that he only passes when there will be an assist and that he only goes for steals, not overall defense, but as I watched him play more and more, I learned the undeniable truth. Ramon Rondo is a elite passer, strong finisher and a crafty defender. All of those make the the great player that he is. To build something well, you need to start with the best building blocks.