Re: Russell Westbrook: Dudder's Man
posted at 5/23/2011 8:30 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Russell Westbrook: Dudder's Man
[QUOTE]So, according to dudder, the only criteria a point guard should be judged upon are three pointers, free throws and field goal attempts? Handling, knowing plays, running plays, playing defense, rebounding, and setting up teammates apparently don't matter. Rondo does all of these things much more proficiently than westbrook. I'll take a flawed point guard that's gritty and is intelligent over a meat-headed shot chucker that doesn't know how to pass.
Posted by truth-torpedo34[/QUOTE]
No those are not the only criteria but they are some key ones that Rondo does not even understand are on his job description - the other things you mention are things that all the best point guards in the league do as well.
For example, rebounding is a point guard's responsibility as well - guess what? Rondo did not lead the league in rebounding for a point guard.
Another example, assists are also the responsibility for a point guard - guess what? Rondo did not lead the league in assists.
On this board Rondo is so head and shoulders above everyone else in certain categories that his inability to shoot, cause double teams on his own team's begst players, cause teams to sag into the paint, his inability to get to the rim and make shots, make 3s, and make free throws are irrelevant.
However, when you look at the facts Rondo is not even the best at what some would like you to believe.
Posters would have you believe that Rondo averages around 25 assists per game while there are a bunch of guys around 10.
Posters would have you believe that Rondo averages around 17 boards per game while there are a bunch of guys around 4.
Posters would have you believe that Rondo averages 11 steals per game while there are a bunch of guys around 2.
The facts that Rondo is in the mix in those 3 categories but not even close to being in the mix in the other categories in terms of all things shooting.
So if he near the top in a few categories (not the undeniable nobody even close clear leader) but the absolute worst in the league in what I would call key areas then ummmm.... he is way overrated.
I could understand if he only averaged 10 ppg. if he was dishing out 18 assists but he does not even lead the league in assists, etc.
In the consecutive years where Stockton averaged 15 assists, he also scored 17 ppg. on over 50% from the field, shot 3s at over 40%, and shot over 80% from the line. That is a point guard and that sounds like what you would expect from Nash, Kidd, Paul, Westbrook, Rose, and a whole bunch of others but certainly not Rondo. Of course Stockton had lots of help in terms of assists, like Rondo does but Rondo is completely absent on thee other categories.
And please do not reply that Rondo is a 50% shooter, if he took the shots that most even average point guards take he would shoot at abbout 25%.