Re: TIME TO TRADE RONDO +BRING BACK KENDRICK ABDUL-JABBAR RUSSELL-CHAMBERLAIN PERKINS!!
posted at 4/23/2011 10:52 AM EDT
In Response to TIME TO TRADE RONDO +BRING BACK KENDRICK ABDUL-JABBAR RUSSELL-CHAMBERLAIN PERKINS!!
[QUOTE]sorry doomers, i am getting off your cliff on rondo . i finally get it. he is what he is and likely wil be going forward for the rest of his career. he will be average to good for most of the regular season for his game requires way too much octane and risk that is hard to bring for 82 games.
there is not much of a middle game. its either A+ or C- or less. thats where a consistent jumper and better free throw shooting could help him. thats not necessarily impossible, many guys including jason kidd have picked both up as their careers have gone forward. i certainly do not get the impression that rr is simply not wrking at getting better. right now, rr is around the 12-16th best PG strictly for the regular season but is in the top 3 for the playoffs behind westbrook and chris paul.
with more performances like tonight he could move up to #2 with a bullet. if paul gets beat by the lakers and rr keeps leading the parade, he will move to #1 by a slim margin. slim only because i must take away points because he is stilll not the go to guy is the game gets more into crunch time
or at the end of very close games. how great is tom brady if we had to take the ball out of his hands at the end of close games? rr, the jason varitek of the nba (how he calls games and be an enigma with his own offense), will be hands-down the GREATEST pg in HISTORY if he could improve his shooting from the line and the perimeter. with all his prowess, magic was never the defensive stopper that rondo is at his best. as for kendrick abdul-jabbar, its amazing what i am watching jermaine do right now. he hit that big jumper in the first half that perky aint even taking in his wildest dreams. jo played 27 minutes which perky never did at any time in his playoff run here in boston and isnt close to approaching in okc (will reach 30 minutes as we go forward). jo also had 3 block shots and altered a slew of others in addition to 3 offensive rebounds (to be fair, will give perk a slight edge in that area). jo commits far fewer turnovers although he doesnt set the same picks as perky. overall, jo is hands-down the BETTER player right now and is quicker and far less lumbering in his movements. he is truly an athlete. i look for him to be closing games as we go forward rather than bb. i believe shaq will play 10 minutes on sunday. god help miami if we ever get these 2 beasts going at the same time along with a healthy and already-hot big 4. my only issue is with the +/- numbers with our bench. even in game 3, everyone of them had at least a minus 4, with davis and west at minus 16 and green at minus 12. these guys are like our kryptonite when they come into games. still looking forward for green to have a breakout game. no dount bb who has already proven himself will bust out versus the heatles. west clearly would like to bust one out all over lebron as he has "allegedly" already done with another member of the james family. all of the starting 5 (including when playing with non-starters) had at least a +23 with kg, jo and ray with atleast +30.
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Wow, even when you are trying to give Rondo props it looks like critisizm.
Let me start with the first bold statment, Ok, we all know Rondo had a bad march after the trade. He was terrific the whole year before that, how can you say he average for most the season? He was an MVP candidate in January
You are right though, his game does require high octane, and this is why I defend him....He is the only pg without a true backup and only sits for 2 minutes at a time while most other guys sit they a ss on that bench(kidd) for 8 minutes,.,,.and still dont go hard as Rondo when they are in.
He was coasting some games during the season cuz he knew he didnt have a backup. When he plays lights out, he needs to rest.
Why should you count on your pg top be a closer with Paul and Ray on the team?!?! And btw , game 2, he did hit a big jumper to take the lead with less then 2 minutes....these things always get overlooked, but Rondo always takes the open J late in games if they leave him..look it up
SO far as Kendrick, I wll agree. I saw someone just this morning still playing the Perk card saying "I will question this trade if we dont make the finals" I mean this is getting downright ignorant and pathetic....HELLO, we are not garaunteed anything and just because we lose its not because of Perk. Does it look like we needed Perk last night? but if/when we lose, it will be how me miss his defense. Last time I checked we are holding a knicks team that averages 107 ppg to 89 ppg.....thats 18 points below average.. The Perk aplogists need to put a sock in it for real///oh yeah, the Chemistry looked pretty good too last night huh? how did that happen,...I thought Perk took that with him......smh
Oh yeah, and Big Baby offically lost his job as a closer....JON is needed to protect the paint. Truthfully, like I said yesterday...if Perk stays he may be the 3rd center off the bench if Shaq is healthy....get over him!