Re: Rondo Still Whimpering
posted at 3/11/2011 1:44 PM EST
In Response to Re: Rondo Still Whimpering
[QUOTE]posters argued that Rondo hasn't improved since his first year. That's nonsense, and even a cursury glance at his yearly totals would show that. Since his first couple of years, his passing has improved, his assists are way up, his jump shot has greatly improved Posted by jerrycole[/QUOTE]
jerry, your tired old one-speed attempts at censorship by detraction don't work with me. go back and look at the stats rondo put up since being handed the keys his rook year for those games. he actually shot 70% free throws. his assist / turnover ratio was the same it is now. he stole the ball. he rebounded the ball MORE than he ever has had in a regular season.
you claim rondo's passing has improved. i'm not sure that it has. he has taken to passing the ball more and shooting the ball less and accumulating a disproportionate number of assists compared to other point guards since he spends zero time shooting the ball. but in the spirity of true charity, i'll give you that point. his passing has improved.
but tell us what else has improved? are you going to try to argue that his jumper has improved even though his FT% has never been worse? let's hear it! bring it all on jerry, don't hold back.
it's not just an idle claim. oh, and he SCORED more than he has in either all or all but one regular seasons too.
all in all, WHAT HAS rondo improved at? his fundamental defense gets worse each year as he gambles more and more and tries less or the same at pick and roll defense.
then there's the free throw, which he has NEVER BEEN BETTER AT THAN THOSE LAST GAMES OF HIS ROOK YEAR.
rebounding- he's never rebounded more than those rook year games.
field goals- statistically he improved but only since he STARTING TAKING SIGNIFICANTLY LESS JUMPERS, so the field goal mix is now slanted toward more layups than jumpers that he shot the last 20 games of his rook year. so is that REAL improvement since the field goal % goes up but difficulty of shots goes down? not to me it's not real improvement, it's regression.
and as for the simple dismissal of someone as a "hater", you now look like a moron in that regard too. this is ACTUAL FACT BASED CRITICISM and I know if you're a fan of rondo it hurts. you see, intelligent people don't 1) come out with baseless claims and 2) then fall victim to being sensored because some flunkey like you screams a tired one word label at them. doesn't work.
so, jerry, tell me how my analysis doesn't work now. or are logic and FACTS too far "over the top" for you. climb back into your pathetic hole and come out with some more progressive platitudes some other time. or come talk about the facts, doesn't matter to me. but just don't come weak like you just did. you make it too easy for me.