posted at 2/8/2013 6:44 PM EST
Doc was taking a shot at Rondo but he doesn't believe we are better without him.
"Every time we'd get a rebound everyone would look for Rondo and then we end up walking the ball up court"
Yes it devolved into that, but it wasn't always that way.
There's three ways you can go about this:
1. Pretend that raw basketball talent isn't important to postseason NBA success (I'm assuming everyone on this board wants some postseason advancement and excitement, not just regular season wins. If you're convinved you don't need top shelf talent to win in the postseason then losing Rondo is no problem.
2. Hope you land that rare superstar who plays without many flaws (Durant, Lebron)
3. Find a way to get the most out of the talent you have (e.g. Rondo) and coach them up/control their liabilities. If you can do this, you have many more options to be better because you don't need your talent to be perfect. This is where Doc and coaching staff etc have failed with Rondo. Not unlike D'Antoni benching Gasol because he didn't fit into his system, rather than modifying his system to fit Gasol. Doc on the other hand could have benched Rondo until he shared the rock better, but he didn't have the stones.
So, Commie, I'm not impressed with Doc's shots at Rondo now as he didn't put him in his place when he had the chance...
Once Rondo is healthy, there is a fouth: trade Rondo for top level frontcourt talent since you have backcourt depth. That might work, that's a topic for next season though.