Re: putting an end to the Rondo nonsense.
posted at 2/5/2013 11:54 PM EST
In response to jtkl's comment:
okay grreat article just read:
Which effectivley should put the Rondo nonsense to bed for any reasonable person.
Here are the Celtics over the last four years with Rondo and without him.
2011-12: 104.4 96.7
2010-11: 110.1 100.8
2009-10: 108.7 107.3
2008-09: 112.9 107.0
He rises to the occasion for big games
it breaks down the shots Jason terry is suddenly making. These are the exact same shots Terry was missing before Rondo went down.
It shows the way the defense had started improving before Rondo went down and the way Both Lee and Green were starting to play better as well. Again BEFORE Rondo went down.
And most importantly it reminds everyone that it has been FOUR GAMES!
are you talking about games 2-6 in the 08 finals when he shrunk into a 34% field goal, 40% free throw NOTHING of a point guard who averaged 6 dimes and about 23 minutes because he was busy crawling back inside his shell?
this guy SANDBAGS the IMPORTANT GAMES that are 1-104. they are ALL IMPORTANT. and the IMPORTANT ONES for an OLD TEAM are 1-82 to get yourself a seed that is not self loathing punishment. rondo should have come out this year and finally been able to drop 18-20 a game IN AN UP TEMPO MANNER. and I CARE NOT WHETHER HE HAD 7.9 assists or 11.0. it matters not.
in fact, the MORE ASSISTS THIS GUY GETS, the WORSE WE PLAY because it means slow down stall out boring predictable basketball. look at your stats, and then look at how we are playing now. all the misfits and failures are suddenly coming back to life!!! go figure!
and we don't even have a point guard out there.
the whole thing proves my theory that this team, from the onset of the "new" big 3 NEVER NEEDED a flashy, savant PG like rondo- you just needed a solid basic fundamentals guy, like bagley was, minus the blubber, and this team would have been just fine. other than trick passes, rondo offeres ZERO- his shooting is suspect, his FTA's per game are CAREER LOW reflecting a self preserving / self serving pattern of "we just won't shoot those since i don't like them, never mind what's good for the team" type of attitude that HAS BEEN THE RONDO HALLMARK on this team FOR SEVEN CANCEROUS YEARS NOW.
let someone else take on this mercurial no-longer-young man now
in unrelated news- did you seee westbrook's tantrum from the other night? he's the opposite of rondo but same headcase. shoots too much, dsitributes too little, still doesn't get it, moody, immature. only difference is, down in OKC they are finally trying to address his childish antics. nobody in BOS has had the stones to do it with lilliputian rondo