At his best, Rajon Rondo is an ankle-breaking blur going to the basket that can make the best defenders look downright foolish with his ball fakes and fancy schmancy dribbling.

But his return to the court is now five games old, and he has a ways to go before he's that player again.

One of the clearest indicators of this is his shot selection. Last season, 10.8 percent of Rondo's shots taken were three-pointers. This season, they account for 25 percent of his field goal attempts.

More often than not, Rondo has looked to score off the dribble getting to the rim. So the idea that 57.8 percent of his shots taken last season were in the paint is not a shock.

But that was then. This year? Shots in the paint account for just 43.8 percent of his shots taken.

Keeping in mind that this is a relatively small sample to draw from, it nonetheless speaks to how Rondo is either more reluctant to attack off the dribble and get into the paint, or physically incapable of doing so right now as much as he used to.