Re: Bulls, Heat, Lakers own Rondo
posted at 4/11/2011 7:25 PM EDT
In Response to Bulls, Heat, Lakers own Rondo
[QUOTE]These three teams have figured out how to stop Rondo and use his weakness to defeat the Celts. Rondo is at a loss on how to create offense against them and when Doc puts West in he for some unkown reason leaves Rondo in the game and we still look like dung. Rondo is a good point, he is great against the weaker teams but if you think he will lead us to a title this year, good luck. Our second outstanding problem is hunger, the teams we play are much more aggressive than we are and they get the rebounds. We have a shot this year and mabey a small window next year. After that, unless Rondo develops a jumper that he has confidence in , it will be long years again. Thanks to Danny and the big three for some wonderful years, even now it is great to watch, because you know be always have a chance.
Posted by maryngary[/QUOTE]
I have read for years how Rondo is an elite point guard and it has always lead me to several simple questions:
-1- if he is a pass first point guard why does he not average 20 assists per game OR in this year not even lead the league.
-2- Derick Rose go 10 for 10 from the line last night but Rondo probably has not made 10 free throws since the all-star game.... Rose 39 points, 10 of 10 from the line.... did not even look at Westbrook's line last night but his team extended the Lakers winning streak
-3- Why does Rondo average fewer points than assits on a team that simply cannot score? May be because he is afraid to shoot, cannot shoot, cannot get to the line because he is afraid and he is the worst shooter, certainly the worst free throw shooter, and obviously the worst 3 point shooter in the league at his position.
-4- If he is a pass first point guard and cannot lead the league in assists, is the worst shooter in the league, worst free throw shooter in the league, can spell the names of all the point guards in the league by repeatedly seeing their names on the backs of their jerseys, and cannot create his own shot and is not willing to take shots..... WHY ON EARTH DO I HAVE TO KEEP READING THAT HE IS AN ELITE POINT GUARD.
It has nothing to do with Chicago, Miami, and LA... it has to do with Rondo being a very limited player who is exposed whenever his team plays against teams that happen to have very good young athletic players and contenders.
At some point and probably soon... the rest of you will be able to finally come on board... some won't because their pride will get in the way... some periodically do when they see that he has a normal game but call it a bad game and then when he has a game that happens night in and night out throughout the league Rondo has a similar night it is the greatest game ever had blah blah blah....
I AM SICK AND TIRED OF READING ABOUT HOW HE DOES NOT HAVE TO SCORE BECAUSE THEY HAVE PLENTY OF SCORING when he goes out and shoots 3 for 14 completely unguarded, no 3s, no free throws and 9 assists and they score 82 points.......... plenty of scoring????? Last night Rose had 39 points and made all 10 of his freebies, not sure if Rondo has even dared to take 10 freebies this month.......
Rondo cost them number 18 last year and has yet to step up his game in any area at all to catapult himself into elite status as far as I am concerned.
Fewer points than assists but not leading the league in assists on a team that really struggles to score........ Elite...... another depends just bit the dust....