Re: Celtics Need More Offense
posted at 2/11/2011 7:24 PM EST
In Response to Re: Celtics Need More Offense
[QUOTE]Please name me one point guard whom you consider to be better than Rondo, whom the Celtics could reasonably get in trade?
Posted by Number6Fan[/QUOTE]
I know it would be complete heresy to even suggest this but Russell Westbrook is the only team in the league that averages 23 points, 9 assists, and 5 boards - I know I know I know he is not a pass first point guard but he is MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH better.
He and Chris Paul and Deron Williams.
What most are incapable of even entertaining is how much Rondo benefits from playing with the starters he has. Nobody in the league plays with as much talent.
I would not even hesitate to trade Rondo for the following players - they would be no worse off and in some cases a lot better:
Nash, Kidd, Williams, Paul, Westbrook, Davis, Rose, Curry, Tyreke Evans, John Wall, Arronn Bookes, and I am sure some others but the idea that Rondo is some sort indespendible, irreplaceable force to me is a joke. As he has proven, he is an automatic double team against one of his teammates, he cannot finish, cannot shoot, avoids shooting, the worst foul shooter in the league, etc.
Recently Houston beat the Cs and Brooks had 24 points and 9 assists and completely outplayed Rondo. Houston was missing Kevin Martin. The green colored glasses make it incomprehensible for people to think that a player that can do everything Rondo can do and oh by the way shoot that it would be ok.
Do you really think that Pierce, Allen, and KG think it is a good thing that they tend to lose close games and have one of the lowest scoring offenses in the league that somewhere under sodium pentathol that they are thinking "I am so glad we have two starters that basically cannot participate in the offense"?
Would you like to see a game, just one game, where Rondo steps up when other guys have bad match ups and take over the game? Well guess what.... he can't.
Would it be nice to see Rondo have just one, even just one, Rose type game? He is completely incapable of being that kind of player. And to think that KG, Pierce, and Allen think no big deal is completely laughable.
I have heard for the last 4 years how the other players have sacrificed their egos for the good of the team - would it be a real big sacrifice if they had a point guard that could share more of the load? He can't.
The main reason Rondo could not be traded for some of these players is that they make more than Rondo and the salaries have to be within 15% to make the trade. Why are they not within 15%? They are either too young or YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.... i.e. Rondo does not make as much as them for a reason.