Re: Rondo totally outplays Wall
posted at 1/25/2011 6:26 PM EST
In Response to Re: Rondo totally outplays Wall
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Rondo totally outplays Wall : so much drivel... the c's are no. 1 in FG% and assist's per game and far and away have the highest assist differential in the league, meanwhile outscoring opponents by 7.5 pts pergame (second in the league). i think things are just fine as is. if you don't think FG% and assists per game are directly attributable to whoever runs the offense (rondo) then you need to study the game. i can't be bothered to read your wall of texts, but it seems to me that you are fixated on how much rondo scores (or doesn't) while neglecting the bigger picture that everything seems to be running pretty smoothly as evidenced by the aforementioned stats and the second best record in the league. in fact, if san antonio wasn't so damn great right now, we would be first. would it be great if rondo could knock down the 3 consistently? yup. but beyond that i don't think a 20 and 10 pg would be of benefit to c's. again, there is a lot more to basketball than scoring. i'll close by saying that you really think you have out thought the celtics brass and coaching staff and have figured out something that they haven't? there is a reason doc rivers sits on the sidelines with a championship ring and takes home a hefty paycheck, meanwhile guys like you drop walls of meaningless text on a forum for a team you don't even support. get over yourself.
Posted by atomic[/QUOTE]
A point guard that shoots nothing but layups, the greatest 3 point shooter in the history of the league, a small forward that recently joined the 20000 point club, and debatably one of the scoring greatest centers in history...... that leads to a very high shooting percentage and it also leads to assists.
Give me anyone of the point guards average a lot more points and even 3 or 4 or 5 fewer assists and the offense flows a more easily, it provides another option on the offensive end (as opposed to a point guard that pound the ball into the floor until he almost guarantees himself an assist - the thing that Rondo hates more than anything else is the extra pass cuz then he doesn't get the assist).
Having the highest shooting percentage in the league is also directly correlated to being the worst rebounding team in the league - so make the stats say whatever you want.
It is simply naive to believe that point guards that do not play with 4 hall of famers but can do everything Rondo does and obtw shoot, shoot 3s, and finish and get to the line and hit something north of 80% as opposed to being the worst in the league would not make the Cs better or at worst be as good.
They are 16th in the league in scoring. There is absolutely no excuse for that unless of course you realize that the point guard is played off of causing a double team on one of the team's best players and then hides in corner and the other 4 guys on the team realize that they are begging for a missed shot and a rebounding opportunity if they pass it to him. The funniest part of it is Rondo is in the corner yelling for the ball - I don't know how the other guys are not just busting a gut while they are trying to concentrate on playing offense 4 against 5.
In the consecutive years that Stockton averaged over 14 assists, he averaged over 17 ppg, shot over 50% from the field, over 40% from 3, and over 80% from the line.
Have the standards so far for these players that somehow the worst shooter in the league who happens to play with 4 hall of famers can be considered one of the elite.
Apparently there are over 400billions stars in space similar to our sun.... there is life elsewhere so contrary to popular belief it is possible that Rondo may not be one of the best point guards in the league.
Wall was the player of the game - he didn't play in a game against the Cs and the Cs won by 30, Wall plays and his team plays. Wall is 5 years younger, when Rondo was Wall's age Rondo was a project as a sophomore at KY. When Rondo was a rookie he was a backup to a tweener, Wall is playing on one of the worst team's in the league and average 18 points and 9 rebounds.
You are correct Wall's 3 was not skill it was luck - Rondo would have been standing in the corner calling for the ball......... with all 20 digits crossed hoping beyond all hope that even though he is calling for it he really wants no part of it....