Re: Rondo was a minus 4 tonight.....
posted at 12/6/2012 12:20 PM EST
In response to Karllost's comment:
Rondos man to man defense remains terrible.. I watched last night as he purposely allowed his man to penetrate so he could try another "swipe" from behind.. Rondo is a player I equate to a Las Vegas gambler.. who on occassion goes "all in" ..Unfortunately, Rondo plays defense the same way... its either the occassional swipe steal or the more usual where his opponent drives into the lane wreaking havoc with our defense.
I dont know the stats but seems to me Rondo has improved both on FT's and FG%..or at least on his jumper. Also seems much more willing to take his jumper
HE's also a stat ho when it comes to assists imo.. the pass up a breakaway layup to give a teammate a harder shot for an assist is unexplainable and an insult...
Wwhen the ball leaves Rondos hand, hes expecting an assist... not much moving the ball around or running plays (I blame Doc more than Rondo). Hes got great vision and skills but I dont like Doc allowing him to pound the ball endlessly until someone opens up. Pushing the pace and moving the ball... if Doc could get him on the right page, Rondo could be even more amazing and valuable.
Lastly, his attitude ... the weeks of pouting and not giving effort after the Perk trade a perfect example.. his pushing a ref getting a suspension during the playoffs..shows lack of control and leadership.. More recently inserting himself into the Humpries/KG issue was dumb imo.. 2 games off, was it worth it?? and Doc pampering him over it...too scared to criticize or state the obvious that Rondo was wrong and cost the team 2 games...
Other than his matador defense(which has to by design of team defense or Doc would sit him, no?) I get infuriated watching this BS. I watched one game earlier where he was literally driving in for a wide open layup and kicked it out and thats unexplainable to me. I understand you wanting to get a teamate going for whatever and if its a 2 on 0 fastbreak I dont mind the dish, but to give up a layup for a jumper and it doesnt go in, I would pull him if I were coach to make my statement,. I dont know if Doc is just hamstrung with Rondo because Danny signed and you have to play him but he does seem like an assist freak which messes with the flow of the game. sometimes its the 2nd or 3rd pass thats the best assists but if you dont shoot it right away he calls for the ball and dribbles around agian looking for that next assist and ends up wasting the clock down and shooting bad shot when he could have just took the open shot he ALWAYS has...smh, It drives me nuts. I know he wants to be a pure PG, but thats overkill with the assists, IMO