Re: A quick summary of the Rondo death spell cast upon C's by smart teams defending us half court
posted at 2/13/2011 8:47 PM EST
In Response to Re: A quick summary of the Rondo death spell cast upon C's by smart teams defending us half court
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: A quick summary of the Rondo death spell cast upon C's by smart teams defending us half court : so you spin out 500 words to come to the same conclusion that i did, while calling my analysis garbage of the worst sort. if it's that bad DON"T READ IT. and by the way, i copied VERBATIM the play by play summary of the celts posessions the last 5 mins vs. the lakers from another article. so 2/3 of that is someone else summarizing the effect of the rondo sag-off, not me. it's not rocket science for rondo, warts and all, to remain relevant. he just needs to remain aggressive. ultimately i think everyone's tired of the lack of work he's put in at shooting the ball and would like him to fix that root cause, but he's good enough at other things that he could STILL GET BY vs. the lakers rather than sitting in the corner!
Posted by aciemvp[/QUOTE]
No ACIE. You missed my point all together.
If I wanted, or if you wanted, we could pick another Celtics player, focus on his weakness and come up with the same conclusion.
KG is tremendous on defense and he has a good shooting range, specially for his size, but dude doesn't have the best post game. Pau Gasol owned him in the post in the finals. From time to time, the Celtics aren't able to score in the crunch. If KG were to strengthen his post moves our chances of winning could be improved.
Likewise, Ray Allen in some ways is 2 dimensional. The dude is a great shooter, but at times he can't create his own shots. His dribbling and ball control skills are also questionable. If he were to improve on his ability to create shots and control the ball better, that could tremendously improve our chances.
Kendrick Perkins offense stinks. At times, his presence on the floor really really hurts us on the offensive end. If he were to improve his offensive game it would improve our chances.
Pierce has demons of his own. He has a tendency to ball hero ball and get into his one-on-one plays. Specially at times when we really really need to focus on team game. On top of that, Pierce has ball control issues as well. He often loses the handle on the ball when he is trying to go one on one. If he were to rectify this in his game our chances will be improved a lot.
I can go on and on about a lot of the players. The fact is this: All players have strengths and weaknesses. You have the knack on picking on one person's weakness and pretending that its all on that weakness.
Have you heard of the term selective judgement or heiuristic judgement? Look it up. I think you suffer from it. You see just one thing and can't get past it.
Yes, Rondo is a weak shooter and if he were to become better it will improve our odds. But, I like our odds with the Rondo of today. He does enough things superbly for me to give him a pass on his poor shooting. What I do know that he continually works at it, despite us not seeing tremendous improvements (although some improvement is there because he is starting to take mid-range jumpers and he is making that at an acceptable rate).
Thats all. I think you missed my point. Our conclusions might have seemed similar, but let me tell you THEY WEREN'T.