Re: Earth to Rondo!!!
posted at 1/30/2011 8:32 PM EST
In Response to Re: Earth to Rondo!!!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Earth to Rondo!!! : That's why they play the whole game. If a guy scores 5 points in the first half and winds up with 30 points did he have a good game or a bad one?
I don't know maybe I am the one confused here.
Posted by Icon11[/QUOTE]
it's all relative. if 15 in each half would have set the table better for a decisive win rather than red-faced grunting out another close game late in the fourth then what's better?
i'd personally like to see rondo play all 48 (or whatever he's in there for) because i want the best for the team. if he does that tonight then we're looking at extended garbage time and no starters on the floor for over 30 minutes. right?
and, no, i'm not talking about doubling his assists to 32. i'm talking about being tuned in and aggressive all the time. and i think that's what a lot of other people are talking about. inevitably the team is better with a full time point guard who will de-construct flakes and fogies like steve blake and fisher like the point guard rubble that they are, if he can command the attention to get a point guard to guard him, and not kobe.
there's a lot to be contemplated here. we got burned BIG TIME last year in the playoffs vs. the lakers with kobe sagging off of rondo. i never want to see that happen again. do i feel comfortable right now that it won't? not at all.
hence the running commentary on rondo. he's got to prove himself capable of being an all around threat compared to the mouse we saw in games 3-7 vs. the lakers. that all starts by taking games seriously and playing whole games. it's not like he's magic or some other living legend at this point in his career and can coast, not that even magic coasted.
but what we are seeing this year is a half on, a half off from rondo. not a good practice by any player. he's still a mouse for 1/3 to 1/2 of any given regular season game in terms of aggressiveness. so what does that turn into come playoff time? can we afford to lose out on the opportunities lost with rondo's passivity during parts of the game? why can't he just tune himself in and play consistently?
are these dumb or ungrateful questions?