Re: Rondo and Wilcox only 2 guys who showed up
posted at 2/16/2012 4:28 AM EST
In Response to Rondo and Wilcox only 2 guys who showed up
[QUOTE]Thanks for showing up Paul and Ray.
Posted by notrade[/QUOTE]
Actually, the defensive scheme teams have used successfully on the Celts time and time again: is to let Rondo score and double Paul and Ray.
If you watch the game, they used Rondo's man most of the time to double Paul and Ray and force Rondo to score--then in the fourth quarter, they started laying back off Rondo--making him shoot--and teams also start running back on D sooner to stop his fastbreaks in the 4th.
Rondo is a great player, but he is still too 1 dimension because of his poor shooting, which means if the ball is not in his hands...he is not good for much.
Doc needs to have the courage to pull him out at the end of games and sub Moore in to spread the court-and let Pierce facilitate since there is noone else better to do it at the moment.
But as long as Rondo is in the game, Pierce can't do his ISO-trick because Rondo's man immediately runs over and doubles Pierce, or Ray.
This has been going on since the Lakers vs. Celts in the 08 Finals. And the Celts still have no answer for it because Rondo's shooting still has not improve much.
But back then, Doc had the courage to pull ROndo out at the end of games and put in HOuse.
Now though, ROndo's head is to large to be taken out.