Re: Rajon Rondo and the Shots Not Taken
posted at 2/16/2011 2:36 PM EST
In Response to Re: Rajon Rondo and the Shots Not Taken
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Rajon Rondo and the Shots Not Taken : He changed his shot 2 years ago from that beside the head monstrocity to a normal centered shot...And, first comes failure and embarrassment and then, breakthrough (yes, possibly more failure without eventual success)...at least he's taking the shots and while it looks darkest now, hopefully the dawn is coming soon. Isn't that what you are hoping for as well; that at some point soon, Rondo's outside shot will start falling more regularly?
Posted by futbal[/QUOTE]
Rondo may eventually become an actual 50% shooter as opposed to all the point guards that around 50% now and their shots actually include finishing, 3 point shots and contested jump shots. Let's face it nobody guards Rondo and he still barely catches iron most of the time and once in a great while he will hit a 3 when the shot clock is winding down and somehow that is supposed to be the greatest shot in the history of the league.
When Rondo becomes a good shooter it will be when there are no more hall of famers on the roster.
They are in the bottom third of the league in points scored and most bloggers ignore it because their defense wins games but then when they face a good defensive team and lose it is somehow the refs, or paul or kg or injuries, etc. Somehow it is never the fact the worst shooter in the league is the starting point guard who cannot be on the floor in the later stages of the game, cannot be a recipient in a last second shot (as a matter of fact is charged with passing the ball in - how ridiculous is that? - the smallest guy on the floor is responsible for getting the ball in when he should be one of the options on the floor to attempt the last shot).
As I have said any number of times and as has been said on WEEI by Jackie Mac most of Rondo's assists come from whom he plays with. Coach K and Doc both said Rondo's inability to shoot hurts the team.
I contend that the whole "length" discussion is a joke and that Rondo's inability to make routine jumpers and not even requiring anyone to guard him cost the Cs number 18 and has cost them any number of games this year.
I keep hearing about how Rondo is a pass first point guard and that his scoring is irrelevant as long as he helps his teammates score.
They are 20th in the league in scoring and there are at least a half dozen games recently where they did not score 90 points and were beaten.
When I think of great point guards I tend to think of someone being able to take over a game and "will" a team to win. But what I see is a team losing close games when the other team has tough matchups for #5, #34, AND #20. When the other team has good matchups against the bulls, they win, when the other team has tough match ups against the Spurs, Parker helps them win, etc.
Rondo cannot take over games, cannot win games, cannot make free throws, cannot make routine jumpers, cannot make dagger 3s, cannot win without 3 hall of fame players.
Therefore and as I have said any number of times, give me the 3 hall of famers and any number of other point guards in the league and the Cs are no worse off and in many cases better.
Go RR.... keep shooting.... it helps KG, Perk, and you yourself to prop up your own rebound stats......... going into the huddle KG says "hey Doc, I need 2 rebounds for a trip doub let's run plays for RR jumpers".........
Give me Ray Felton and the Cs are no worse off and PP says hey Doc how come I didn't get double teamed tonight? Um... Felton can shoot. "Hey Doc how come we keep scoring 106 instead of 99?" Well Paul that is because we now only have one stiff in the starting 5 instead of 2.