Re: GAME OF THE YEAR THREAD: CELTS-HORNETS
posted at 4/15/2012 8:24 PM EDT
In Response to Re: GAME OF THE YEAR THREAD: CELTS-HORNETS
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: GAME OF THE YEAR THREAD: CELTS-HORNETS : Agreed, Jamez. We shoot a high percentage because Rondo controls the game and gets everyone great shots
. Bass has so many wide open jumpers as does KG. I think I'd take those wide open high percentage jumpers vs Rondo trying to be aggressive and shooting. Why mess with success? Petey, I know what you want, but would you agree that its been working pretty well over the years and other than the first half of this year - its working well, again?
Posted by Celtsfan4life[/QUOTE]
Celtsfan, on a nightly basis, Rondo is directly responsible for getting everyone shots THAT ARE SUCCESSFUL about 12 times a game (about 14 over the past 15 games) right. So, Rondo gets 14 assists and he's getting others involved.
So of the estimated 27 passes that he makes to players getting them the open shots, they convert 14 of the passes to buckets (assists). That leaves about 13 passes that don't result in made baskets. In my opinion, Rondo is in a much better position on a majority of those missed shots to make the easy basket (at the rim but passes out to the 3 point line, etc.). To me, Rondo can take the shot on at least half of those passes and be aggressive offensively and it would result in more offensive efficiency and more of a threat from our PG position.
How many times do we see Rondo at the rim passing it out to the 3-point line only to see Pierce or Pietrus miss the 3. To me, those are the very instances where Rondo should take the shot because those are the most "make-able".
He's still going to get his 14 assists but he'll also have provided some scoring. That would relieve PP and KG from working to get those buckets on those possessions. More of that would open things up more for the others.
You don't agree with that?
Yes, things are working pretty well but honestly how many times does this team just go stagnant because guys aren't hitting shots. How many times does this team go into offensive funks where we just cannot score points? Too many times for me.