Re: Dont want him...dont need him...
posted at 12/11/2011 10:04 PM EST
In Response to Re: Dont want him...dont need him...
[QUOTE]we already won a title with rondo and were about 30 seconds away from winning a second, i dont get why you are so tough on the kid..im not saying hes a good jump shooter, but hes great around the rim and plays very good defense, as well as being the excellent facilitator that he is...cant believe you guys just dismiss him...he is a top 5 pg AT WORST
Posted by redsoxfan94[/QUOTE]I really hate doing this...BUT....You're talking about a player, in game 7 (09/10), that went under a pick (giving up a big three to Fisher) and over a pick (I think it was Sasha, who drove and scored), when the opposite should have happenedin each case. Also, Rondo was not a determining factor in '07/'08. In the pivotal game 4, Pierce ran the point with Eddie House logging big minutes because scoring was needed. Rondo had a very nice game 6 (I'm trying to go from memeory, so I didn't cheat and look up any stats), but essenstially his lack of offense was a negative.
It seemed in his first year or two he was much more stable defensively, now he prefers the "poke from behind" move, which, if you have shot blockers behind you may be cool, but the team doesn't have that.
I respect your rating that has him as a top 5 point guard, but that does the team no good when they are essentially playing 4 on 5 on offense during the playoffs and when you can't even include Rondo in the offense during crunch time due to his below average free throw shooting.
You hear things concerning "attitude", but I'll leave that to his teammates to deal with. I'm hoping that he can at least become a 75% free throw shooter and become a little more diligent in staying in front of his man defensively.
He's not a loss cause by any stretch, but is he someone you can build around? I guess we'll see soon enough.
For all of ours sake, I hope he comes through.