Re: in 3 years the celts will be in the lottery
posted at 2/22/2011 1:14 PM EST
In Response to Re: in 3 years the celts will be in the lottery
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: in 3 years the celts will be in the lottery : I respect the fact that you have an opinion. I know you were only joking, but I am against the use of illegal drugs . Also if my memory serves me correctly, you have been anti-Rondo in the past. Like I said, its your right to have an opinion, which is that Rondo only looks good because the Big Three make him look that way. I disagree. For different specific qualities that I have enumerated upon in past posts I believe Rondo is an all-star. He has A+ quickness and can drive to score or dish off. Some games he is a major scoring threat. Also, for some years now he gets a very high number of assists. Further, I believe for 2 years he has made NBA All-Defensive teams. However, he's not perfect. Wall and Rose are probablly not either.
Posted by cavaliersfan[/QUOTE]
There were 5 point guards in the all-star game - Rondo was the 5th best. I have nothing against Rondo, he is a nice player but his weaknesses are overlooked and minimized by people that think he is the best point guard in the league. His major weaknesses are things that even average point guards as fundamental / integral / basic parts of their overall game.
Of course I am exaggerating but I think the general mindset on this blog goes something like this:
Rondo averages 34 steals per game and then there are a bunch of guys averaging around 2 steals per game....
Rondo averages 26 rebounds per game and there are a bunch of guys averaging around 4 rebounds per game....
Rondo invented the alley-oop....
get it? As if his steals and rebounds offset the fact that he is the worst shooter in the league.
So when there are point guards in the league averaging more rebounds it is ignored or discounted, etc. "Rondo is the greatest rebounding point guard in history".... well either that or there are a dozen point guards that are all bunched together around 4 or 5 boards
Rondo does get a lot of assists - in the two years John Stockton averaged over 14 (which Rondo won't) he also averaged 18 points, shot 50% from the floor, 40% from three, and over 80% from the line. Rondo will only shoot over 50% from the floor because he takes lots of layups and when more than 10 feet away from the hoop he is generally ignored.
Why does he get so many assists (and why have they gone down so dramatically since Shaq got injured and Doc told him he has to shoot more and be more aggressive getting to the basket) um because he has 4 first ballot hall of famers to pass the ball too.
Not to mention he routinely passes up wide open jumpers, creating 3 second violations and shot clock violations.
He averages about half as many points as the best point guards, hardly ever gets to the line while the best go about 5 or 6 times per game (and then make 85% of them), he can't finish, can't shoot, and somehow the fact that he gets 3 or 4 more assists than the best point guards that makes him one of the best point guards or as many on this blog would attest to THE BEST POINT GUARD IN THE LEAGUE. Gotta go change my depends again, dang you guys drive me crazy.