Re: Really Rondo??!!!!
posted at 3/24/2011 10:23 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Really Rondo??!!!!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Really Rondo??!!!! : I honestly cannot remember Rondo making a last second shot to win a game. I'm sure he has but I just cannot remember when he's done that. He's urged (by Doc) to take alot of open shots because NOBODY GUARDS HIM. However, he still has to be smart and make the right decisions about WHEN to take them. If Rondo took the open shot when he was open, he'd have the most attempts on the team. If Ray took the open shot when HE was open, he would not have half the attempts of Rondo. Nobody guards Rondo so the open shot is ALWAYS THERE. But that doesn't mean TAKE IT. If Ray goes 2-11, I believe the next shot is going in. If Rondo goes 2-11, I want him to pass the ball, stop shooting. That's about making the decision that since my shot is not falling, I'll make the assist instead. Pierce was white-hot in the 2nd half and it's Rondo's job to feed him and take advantage of that. At the most critical of times, Rondo decided (decisions) to take just one more shot when the odds were BETTER with having someone else take it, like Pierce. The clock still had sufficient time to get a much better shot, who at least has a better chance of making shots.
Posted by Petey62[/QUOTE]
Earlier this season, Rondo took a buzzer beater mid-range shot after hesitating... and missed it. They have been very very few in his career.
I can live with it though. My sense is that he is still sky high after hit 4 of 8 mid-range shots against the Hornets recently, breaking out of his "funk." Since then, he is 8 of 27 in two games.
If he ever hits a buzzer beater, it will be "Katie bar the door" time.
I can live with all the shooting. Its UGLY as heck and really brings into sharp focus just how bad a shooter Rondo is. But the kid needs to keep shooting if he is ever going to develop the shot/confidence.
Mind you, I said... "EVER."
This should have happened 3-4 years ago as part of his natural progression.... and maybe Rondo would have broken thru his confidence issues to get to the other side... but there is no time like the present. Something has to give, one way or the other! Keep shooting!
Its time. Make or break!