Re: HERE'S HOW EASILY WE CAN GET BILLUPS TO CLOSE GAMES & BACKUP RONDO!
posted at 1/12/2011 2:49 PM EST
In Response to Re: HERE'S HOW EASILY WE CAN GET BILLUPS TO CLOSE GAMES & BACKUP RONDO!
[QUOTE]i dont understand this..from what im seeing Rondo has been shooting the ball. would you really like him to take 25 shots a game like kobe? is that when your gunna say "ok he is shooting the ball. his last 5 games he has taken 8, 10, 7, 14, and 8 shots. sooo..wheres the hes not shooting coming from? unless, like i said, you want him shooting 25 shots a game and taking shots away from pp and ray.
Posted by JamezHill24[/QUOTE]
jamez- another typical zero or a million miles an hour arguement in defense of rondo. and that's all there is to fall back upon. rondo could take 10 shots a game and be great IF THOSE TEN SHOTS MEANT ANYTHING.
and by that i mean the following- "spreading the floor" when it comes to being a point guard does NOT MEAN THAT YOU TAKE TEN THOUSAND SHOTS A GAME. rather, it means that you are a VIABLE THREAT to shoot the ball with accuracy, such that you can 1) keep the undivided attention of your defender, 2) other players who are better shooters like ray and pierce can get open easier, 3) you can easily pump fake your man and initiate a dribble drive that can result in havoc in the paint and easy dish down or out to another man, and LASTLY 4) you CAN SHOOT.
The point guard has to be a complete set of threats in order for a team to be at its best, or even close. with rondo, you have a half a bag of tricks who tries to spray lysol (tons of assists) to cover up the stink in his outside game. it doesn't hide the fact that as a result of rondo's incomplete game, he/we .......... :
1) have to pass the ball around much more
2) run the shot clock down a lot more as rondo is over-passing since he won't shoot and his sag-off man is clogging up ray and pierce's cutting schemes
3) OVER PASSING THE BALL
4) (rondo here) PASSES UP WILDLY GOOD WIDE OPEN SHOTS because he cannot / will not shoot
5) CREATE INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM TURNOVERS via the horrific over-passing and run-out shot clocks that should never occur.
All you have to realize is that the guys running basketball camp when you were a kid were NOT full of BS. every player (other than a 5 perhaps) should be a triple threat- dribble, pass, shoot, or you are going to become a liability to your team.
Hate to tell all of you fondofrondo's out there, but rondo is the worst liability of a PG in the league. He's is simply an embellished jacque vaughan, but no GM gamve jacque the big coins because he couldn't shoot. granted, jacque didn't have the rebounding skills and fancy ball fakes that make people go "ahhh" that rondo does, but at the end of the day, they are almost the same player. in fact vaughan COULD HIT 70% free throws and rondo cannot. or consider brevin knight. although injured all the time, another lightning quick PG with no shot who never got the starting nod.
so danny has made his bed, given his DOUBLE (note, not triple) thread PG a handsome contract extension and lo and behold the exalted rajon shows up shooting worse than ever this year. would you look at that! what a big surprise.
in short, if you guys think this team isn't going to hit the skids hard due to rondo in the playoffs, you're crazy. just like last year in the lakers series when kobe go the WHHOLE SERIES OFF DEFENSIVELY. how can anyone ignore that and/or acccept it? i don't get it. are you that inebriated with a fancy ball fake that you can forget that? K O B E, one of the best playahs in the league was given the whole series off defensively by rondo's incomplete game. if you don't believe me, then go watch the games.