Re: Doc Tears Into Team, Threatens Trades if Team Doesn't Improve
posted at 1/21/2013 11:16 AM EST
I am not sure I understand what you talking about. Of course Rondo wasn't the issue then, PP and KG were the ones that were suppose to carry the team and they did so.
That's why it's unfair to ask Rondo to carry the team.
Rondo is limited offensively, he doesn't have a 3-point shot and he's not a great FT shooter. That's why he's not going to excel if he's being asked to become Magic Johnson. Rondo's more Stockton than Magic Johnson.
As I recall Stockton could shoot the ball and shoot free throws.
If your want to be the superstar then you have to take what comes with it.
If Rondo can't carry the team, maybe he is more expendable than people think. I disagree though, I think he can carry the team when he WANTS to. He would rather get a assist though. Last night he has a point blank layup, KG next to him with a guy under his feet and RR doesn't shoot a uncontested layup, he passed the ball to KG. Terrible play that worked out. I can live with him having a off shooting nite. I can't live with the matador defense and the obscene number of turnovers.
We don't have a non touchable any more unless its Sully. We don't know what he can do yet. Right player and he can go as well.
Rondo is not a superstar yet. If he not a superstar at this age, chances are he will never be one, only a good player.
And he's improved his FT shooting. Only one place to go and thats up, from .620 to .635, for a pt guard that is unacceptable.
Like I said, explore trading Rondo after the season. Like I said, no one is untouchable right now. Pretty certain DA will do what he thinks is necessary.