Re: Doc It's Obvious
posted at 3/10/2011 8:04 AM EST
In Response to Re: Doc It's Obvious
[QUOTE]Rondo is definitely hurt. I don't think it's the hamstring for two reason: 1) a hamstring injury would be apparent even to fans; 2) I think the Celts would shut him down for a while in hopes of having him at full strength for the playoffs. Plantar fasciitis, on the other hand, can be covered up if the player has a high resistance to pain and doesn't let the pain show on his face. It's still a highly debilitating injury that would slow anyone down. And the reason that Doc keeps playing Rondo is because even when playing hurt, he is still the best PG on the team.
Posted by jerrycole[/QUOTE]
Jerry, I dont know about Rondo being hurt. Ive had a a torn Plantar fasciitis and it sent me to the floor in agony... theres no playing through it. Maybe ROndos is just strained and hes dealing with it.
I dont disagree ROndo is by far the best PG on the team, at least when the Celtics have the ball. However, on the other end, hes getting worse and worse. Ive been calling Rondo out defensively since last year.
Yes, he gets steals, many of which are because hes been beaten off the dribble and he gets a swipe from behind occassionally. But he gets picked off so easily, 1/2 the time he doesnt even try to fight through and worse of all, after getting picked, he doesnt switch to defend the roll... many times he just floats off somewhere leaving it to the Celtic interior to make the play.
Im saying these things cause Ive watched him at times exclusively in game after game. Some games I had on tape and really took a look... Its common with ROndo.
Comes a point in time where a coach needs to put the team ahead of one player. Needs to make the team understand everyone has to do their job defensively for the team to succeed.
I dont know, perhaps Rondo is too valuable running our offense and too stubborn and handle the criticism... or maybe he just cant do it..some players just arent tough enough to fight through picks or recover defesnsively.