Rajon Rondo dishes out 4000th career assist, is now 6th in Celtics franchise history

During Rajon Rondo's near triple double (15 points, 8 rebounds, 12 assists) against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, he reached an individual milestone by dishing out his 4000th dime.

Rondo is 6th on the Boston Celtics' all-time assist list, behind Bill Russell (4,100) and Paul Pierce (4,305). Rondo is currently averaging 6.9 assists in the 8 games he has played this season (keep in mind he was playing limited minutes), and therefore could easily eclipse Russell and move into the top 5 this season.

From ESPN Boston:

Rondo reached an individual milestone in Sunday's loss, handing out his 4,000th career assist with a dish to Kris Humphries in the first half. Rondo remains sixth all-time in team history in total assists, sitting behind Bob Cousy (6,945), John Havlicek (6,114), Larry Bird (5,695), Paul Pierce (4,305), and Bill Russell (4,100). There's a chance he'll surge into the top five this season with Pierce and Russell in striking distance.

"It’s definitely an honor, especially to have so many [great players in] this organization," said Rondo. "But for the most part, goals like that come across you when you try to work hard and do what’s best for the team."

Rondo added: "I’ve played with some great players. I give them all the credit. They’ve got to make the basket."