Re: 1 for 5 free throw shooting, another record for Rondo?!
posted at 11/15/2010 11:58 AM EST
In Response to Re: 1 for 5 free throw shooting, another record for Rondo?!
[QUOTE]i look at it the following way. rondo's sky high assists mean nothing when he is a BELOW AVERAGE scorer.
Posted by aciemvp[/QUOTE]
Are you crazy? Cuz this statement clearly is. 15 assists a game for a long stretch of time is a feat that very few elite NBA point guards were able to accomplish. Shooting doesn't even deserve to get mentioned here. This feat itself is out-of-this-world.
Yes, Rondo can improve. In fact, of all the players on the Cs, Rondo improving his shooting is better than anyone else improving anything else. However, to state that Rondo is keeping us from winning more is just blatantly ridiculous. If Paul could learn to dribble with more control we could cut down our turnovers in the 4th quarter and that might result in us winning without having to go to overtime. If KG could improve his range and start nailing 3 pointers we could stretch the floor even more. If Baby could become a knock down 3 point shooter, we could really space the floor. ETC ETC ETC. The list goes on and on and on.
Nothing wrong with working on this list, but stop whinning about it. If the first thing doesnt work then STOP with it, and move to the next item. Otherwise, you are being stupendously inefficient. And thats probably what DOC's point of view is. He has already moved to other things, while some of the idiots here are stuck on Rondo's shooting.
Rondo is who he is. Mark my word: Rondo will never transform into a elite shooter. Even if he improves drastically, he will have games where you will be pissed at his poor shooting. It is what it is.
That being said, there isn't a single point guard on the NBA that could run our point better than Rondo. He keeps everyone on our team in rhythm, motivated and balanced. Rondo keeps track of who is where, who has taken how many shots, who wants to shoot right now, who is getting hot etc. I can guaranttee you that no other PG sees the PG position with more complexity and is still able to run it effortlessly.
Yeah, we talk about Deron Williams and Chris Paul being better. Overall, they probably are. But as pure ball distributors they arent even in Rondo's league. SERIOUSLY. And if we had Deron or Chris, I can guaranttee you that our Big 3 would not be generating close to the stats they are generating right now. And let me tell you, having stats keeps you motivated to perform better. KG, Paul and Ray not having to work hard to get their points is worth a lot in my books. Rondo accomplishes that for us.
Lets just get off his back. He isn't going to turn into someone you want him to turn into. He will turn into what he wants to turn into. Unless you are the coach of the team, or one of the owners, you have no say on Rondo so learn to live with it.
Might I point out, the Celtics coaches and owners have clearly embraced Rondo being our point guard for the forseeable future. And for the amount of money we pay him, he is an absolute steal.