Re: Ainge was right, when he preferred Rondo to Roy or Foye
posted at 2/1/2011 1:38 PM EST
In Response to Re: Ainge was right, when he preferred Rondo to Roy or Foye
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ainge was right, when he preferred Rondo to Roy or Foye : first off I never said anything about Rose. I wouldn't want him either. Paul shoots the ball 11 times a game (Williams 13), hits 45% of his threes and has far and away the best assist to TO ratio, and 85% of his free throws while dishing out 9.7 assists per game. Paul by the way beats Williams in every category except FG% and it is very close there. Williams also shoots MORE than Paul. Williams is probably more physical and could wear you down. I would take either of the guys on my team.
Posted by OneOnOne[/QUOTE]
Well you are entitled to your opinion. I clearly prefer Williams.
CP3 is shorter than Rondo, smaller wingspan and much greater injury history
Williams is taller, stronger and has never been seriously hurt
Williams took 13.5-14.5 shots per game 07-10.
Paul took 16.1 shots per game in 08 and 09 and his career 3 point shooting is worse.
I don't want a 6' PG who relies on speed and has been injured coming down the court and jacking 3's on a team with Ray and Pierce. Someone whose defense is entirely speed related (even Rondo has the wingspan and more muscle than Paul).
I want a game manager who makes a diff on D. Williams slightly better overall FG% is b/c he is more reliable to body up his man and get that layup or soot over a smaller PG from 20'. DWill has that Dennis Johnson/Chuancey Billups I'll be good till age 35 body/game... not that Kevin Johnson/Terrell Brandon I'll break down down eventally body/game that CP3 has.
I wouldn't trade Rondo for ANY PG... mid-season like this as we are clicking and he's yet to play his best ball....
After this season the only guy i'd trade him for for 2011-12, while we are trying to win a last title... is Williams. After 2012 as Ray/Kg retire/decline I would trade Rondo for 2-3 other PG's, just probably not Paul. Rose as long as he continues to be a far better shooter and narrow the gap as a passer and Wall if he really steps it up as a 21 year old in his 2nd season.