Re: Rondo and the 3-point shot
posted at 1/14/2014 7:39 PM EST
In response to Fiercy's comment:
In response to chetgnat's comment:
i don't see this team looking for 3's at all. certainly not the j-craw style, off-balance, 47 footers. no, rondo can't shoot 3's and isn't that good of a shooter at all, but i don't think that will matter. he will penetrate and dish to sully, kelly, and sometimes wallace.
while jeff green looks on passionlessly from beyond the arc.
How can Rondo penetrate if his man is staying at the FT line daring him to shoot the open 3?
The reason why Rondo was able to penetrate at will in the past was because of KG, Pierce, and Ray.
Every NBA team knows Rondo's weakness.
The only solution to that is if Rondo makes them pay when they leave him open at the 3-point line.
I AGREE !!!
RE: "The reason why Rondo was able to penetrate at will in the past was because of KG, Pierce, and Ray."
I am as anxious as any Celtic fan to see Rondo return to the same performance level he had prior to his injury but, alas, I don’t see our team improving a great deal. A Point Guard is like a Quarterback who directs the offense with assists instigating fast breaks and initiating sets. Also he creates scoring opportunities for himself from the outside and also attacks the basket. However, he is not a prolific scorer from the outside like Paul, West, Rose(when healthy) but can drive to the basket as well as any of them. But a couple of years ago he’d set up the 3 pt shooting Ray Allen & Paul Pierce and then PP last year. Also, he’d pass to Garnett anywhere 10-15 ft out and in the post.
Ok, I like Sully but he’s not a Center. I like Humphries too and Oly is unproven so these 3 are his post targets. Green & Bass ,Wallace too but I don’t like him, are his forwards and they are inconsistent and I don’t even think they'd be good 6th men on teams with more stars.
Rondo would be more effective on another team with a good Center and above average Forwards but I’d still keep him & hope we can unload some of our trash & pick up 1-2 quality players keeping A. Bradley, Sully, Hump and Oly to see if he develops as we did with Fav Melo who did not. Then all the other players would be ones from our draft picks & in 2-3 years we could contend. And college minded Stevens should work well with a bunch of young guys.