Re: Hard game to watch
posted at 2/27/2011 1:47 PM EST
In Response to Re: Hard game to watch
[QUOTE]Karliost, so we should believe your expert analysis rather than that of the NBA coaches who put Rondo on the first team of the All-Defensive Team? Rondo is no longer a poor shooter.
Since Delonte has played so little this year, let's use last year's performance for him. Delonte shot 44% on jump shots last year, Rondo only 37%. This year, however, Rondo is shooting 45% on Js, higher than DW's percentage last year. Last year, Delonte shot 45% overall, Rondo shot 51% (and is shooting nearly the same this year). As for "being more careful with the ball", last year Delonte's assists to bad passes ratio was 4.1 to 1. Rondo's was 4.6 to 1 and Rondo had 50% more assists. Perhaps you think that Delonte's better in the clutch. Last year, in the clutch, on a per 48 minutes basis, Delonte had 10.8 points. Rondo DOUBLED that, with 22 points. Facts are much more persuasive than unsupported assertions. You should try it sometime.
Posted by jerrycole[/QUOTE]
I guess he must have improved from last season, huh?
Lets see, FG% is DOWN!! FT% is DOWN ( if thats possible) PPG is DOWN. If Rondos jumper has improved so much I can only assume his drop on FG% is due to his weakening ability to make layups. What other explanation could there be?
Also, his assist to TO ratio is the same at 3.1 but its been falling as the season progresses.
Also remember Rondo is usually taking WIDE OPEN jumpers and thats because teams dont respect his shot. Because of this, it limits the opportunities for PP, Ray, KG etc to get better looks as they run into dbl teams more often... You're not going to see teams allow DWest the same kind of looks they give Rondo...but according to you, they should, since Rondo is a better shooter.. SO, to use your own words, so we should believe your expert analysis rather than that of the NBA coaches??
Hey DW will get to the line taking jumpers but nobody will come within 5 feet of a Rondo jumper. I mean, anyone can play the statistics game to their advantage but in reality, theres more to the game than stats.