Re: Earth to Rondo!!!
posted at 1/31/2011 7:31 PM EST
In Response to Re: Earth to Rondo!!!
[QUOTE]Am I confused???? Did we win the game yesterday? he is holding the ball...what do you want him to do? Rondo is not the first option so he is waiting for the plays to develop. Rondo took shots in the first half, but did make all of them. I dont get it, we win and Rondo still can do any good. Who cares if he had one assist in the first half? You cant be on all game long. You guys act like other teams arent making adjustments to stop the Celtics. God forbid any otherplaying has low stats to start and come on in the second half and we win....the world will be coming to an end. Rondo called all the right plays all game long wether he directly or indirectly made a pass that lead to a basket. pierce was the hot man and the ball got to him at the right moments for him to score. Should we have been up by 20 at the half?
Should Rondo have had a triple double by the end of the first quarter? Dudder...all those other guards, what are their teams' records? Its a shame folks have to nitpick like little biaaatches when we win. If Rondo is so bad then some of you posters should start routing for another team where the point guard shots first.
Posted by jdm894g[/QUOTE]
let us ask a few questions:
should an "all star" talent like rondo be able to keep defenses honest w/ a jumper threat night to night?
if above answer is "yes" then fisher has to guard rondo and no amount of bullying or flopping would keep fisher on the floor for more than 20 minutes.
then out comes blake, who might last another 15 minutes or if EITHER one stays on the floor vs. rondo they will be getting herky jerked on dribble drives for easy layin's and toss outs vs. the CURRENT BRAND OF TOSS OUT that has a defensive man often times waiting for that very pass.
if rondo is a dribble drive to pass or score threat, and he can be if he can keep a guy close to him if he posesses a jumper then no team should be able to deal with the celtics. we should win 65 to 70 games, many of them with frightening ease.
right now we have an ok rondo who is statistically and actually sub par to ineffective for stretches of games when he gives away his advantages over slow pokes and fogies due to passivity, fear of getting fouled and shooting freebies and/or lack of adequate jumper to keep defenses honest = enable him TO dribble-drive.
remembah tiny archibald? he would put his head down and get slaughtered in the lane or effectively dish when the team needed it. same with the kenny anderson that showed up for about a season and a half in green actually to play ball. and other point guards. rondo DOES NOT transcend the game to the point where he doesn't have to do the same things that GREAT point guards have historically all done in order to be great!!
it's just about that simple.
plug in a consistent dribble drive for rondo and slobs like fisher, blake dont' even belong in the same building on that matchup and either give away the store and/or foul themselves out and make the lakers strained in the playmaking area.
and there goes the lakers chances right there before you ever get down to gasol/kg and pierce/ray/kobe. no matter how great kobe is, and he is great, he cannot function as point guard and scorer AND have to play defense on ray or paul. he cannot possibly do that at his age, maybe possibly ever.