Re: ASSUMING CP3, D-WILL + ROSE ARE IN THE EAST, WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO JOIN RONDO AS A PERENNIAL ALL-STAR?
posted at 2/23/2011 1:48 PM EST
In Response to Re: ASSUMING CP3, D-WILL + ROSE ARE IN THE EAST, WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO JOIN RONDO AS A PERENNIAL ALL-STAR?
[QUOTE]Rondo will add a shot, rest assured It will be rondo and rose as all-stars for a long time If CP3 goes to knicks his teams will be better than DWill's... so they will take one of those two.. CP3 if he isn't hurt and DWill if he is
Posted by rameakap[/QUOTE]
Elite point guards enter the league as elite point guards - Rondo is less than a year younger than Williams and Paul and 3 years older than Westbrook, saying nothing about Kidd or Nash. Again, there were 5 point guards in the all-star game and Rondo was the 5th best - anyone who would not agree with that simply cannot be objective.
In the west Rondo would be at best the 6th best - Nash, Kidd, Westbrook, Williams, and Paul.
Adding a shot at this point seems pretty unlikely - are there people waiting for Paul, Williams, Westbrook, Brooks, Kidd, Nash, Nelson, Bibby, etc. to develop a shot?
We are talking about someone that avoids at all costs shooting the ball and only recently as a result of his coach forcing him to be more aggressive and shoot the ball more have some of you knuckleheads started to perhaps realize what the reality is.
Add Jennings and Wall, players who are much much younger, to the mix over the next couple of years and eventually and inevitably lose the BIG 3 and you find that Rondo is not even in the top quarter of the conference once you add Williams and Paul.....
Imagine a starting 5 of semih, baby, bradley, harangody, and Rondo as the starting 5 - Rondo clanging jumper after jumper and making passes to back ups......
Think of it this way - Paul, Willliams, Westbrook, etc. entered the league and made their teams a lot better..... Rondo entered the league and could not get on the floor and was dragged to a championship by the BIG 3. He makes nobody better, they continue to drag him along.
The Lakers strategy in the finals is ignore him. His own coach says that his inability to shoot cost them in the finals.
People love to wax poetic about how the Lakers length really hurt the Cs in the finals. Bynum was at about 30% and that leaves Gasol and Odom. What really cost them #18 was the fact that the Lakers could decide from one night to the next who was not going to beat them. So when Ray goes for 35 and then becomes absent and Rondo does not step up / cannot step up, the Lakers win the title. Then of course the response is ignore the weaknesses of Rondo that his own coach admits and balme it on the refs and Perk's injury. There was no game 6 or 7 if Bynum is healthy.
I sure hope Jennings does not develop a shot - oh wait he is the only player since Wilt to have a 55 point game and a trip doub in a calendar year - he had 55 when he was 7 of 8 from 3... imagine if he had 4 hall of famers to pass the ball too as opposed to missing the team's best scorer for his entire first two years - the Bucks best scorer appeared in his first practice yesterday since Jennings came into the league.
Oh wait, I forgot, Rondo is a pass first point guard - so scoring 23, 8 assts, and 5 boards is a player that very simply could not fit in with the Celtics - why score 108 when you can score 98 and have the 20th best scoring offense in the league and being held under 90 and losing games they very simply should not lose.