Re: The Rondo Issue.
posted at 3/11/2011 4:06 PM EST
In Response to Re: The Rondo Issue.
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: The Rondo Issue. : Consistency, heres the issue.
. Its not about Ray hitting his open 3's...its not about KG hitting his shots inside the circle... its not PP hitting his elbow shots.. when these guys are missing their shots, its cause they are just missing, its not intentional.. When Rondo fails to put forth the EFFORT on defense, its intentional
and dont give me the injury excuse cause Rondo has dogged it defensively long b4 he got hurt (if he even is hurt)
Posted by Karllost[/QUOTE]
HERE HERE!!! this man has a point! five years in, a GOOD point guard should be all about consistency from night to night, from skill to skill, from minute to minute!! the lack of consistent EFFORT by rondo is troubling.
it's defensive, it's offensive effort that is not consistent. name me some other five year veteran point guards who play possum for 35 games and then lock down lebron? name me some 5 year vet point guards who play stinko offensively for half a game then turn it on later when they feel like it?
and lastly, name me some 5 year vet PG's who are this inconsistent from the free throw line. rondo has a had a couple of games this year where he shot 7-9 or better on VOLUME free throws in games. and then other games where he is meeker than a church mouse, afraid to draw the foul and shoot the free throw.
some of you may enjoy mercurial behavior, others may just turn a blind loving eye to these gaping holes in the game, effort, discipline that rondo has. but at the end of the day this is all about this team being the best it can be. and we can't be very much going into the playoffs with a 50% FT shooting PG who is lazy on defense. the 12 dimes a night doesn't matter. give jacque vaughan 35 minutes a night and he'll do that too. but jacque never got 35 becuase he couldn't shoot.
we need consistency. if we had some then there is no mow williams for 28, no foye for 30, and so on. these are mediocre-at-best guys who break loose for circus field days against our rondo. it happens too much. it doesn't happen every night because sometimes he tries a little bit on D.
the beauty of consistency in a PG with a vet team is that it sets the table for the older regimented guys to work within an established structure. believe you me, this is what these guys want at this point in their career. without consistency, every night is different and variety is not the spice of life for this team, trust me.
this is why you see the vets embracing the consistency that krstic brings with his good hands, solid FT shooting, solid other fundamentals, solid court sense. he was an afterthought in OKC and now he is a significant piece here. why? becuase the vets other than rondo on this team are consistent.
if only the rondo on this team was consistent. i know, he's fairly consistent with assists. so are all pass first PG's when given minutes. we need consistent everything else starting now. if we have it then the playoffs are easy. last year we had inconsistence in the finals from #9. after game 2 it was like the beatles song #9, not the #9 who we thought we had earlier in the playoffs.