Re: Two burning questions coming out of the Denver game...
posted at 12/9/2010 5:12 PM EST
In Response to Re: Two burning questions coming out of the Denver game...
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Two burning questions coming out of the Denver game... : The quote is 100 percent true. The more you shoot the better rythym and feel for you shot you get. He is asked to get everyone else going,but last year against the Cavs,when he was asked to score he did.
Posted by notrade[/QUOTE]
Good point Notrade. However, I'm not talking about a two-week period in the playoffs against the Cavs where Rondo scores more than usual. I'm talking about Rondo's overall skill consistently over the course of a season.
If Rondo committed to improving his shot, THROUGH PRACTICE, he would get his share of the shots in games. Heck, Doc is practically demanding he take more now. Because he does not commit to it, he's reluctant to take them and he "settles" for assists. Imagine how much more dangerous Rondo would be if a defender knew he could consistently hit the mid-range shot. And he would take less pounding going to the rim.
Your (Rondo's) arguement can go both ways. The other way goes -- if Rondo was a much-better shooter, REGARDLESS of his teammates, he'd take more shots, confidently, and make more. He's selling himself short by claiming he'd be better if he did not have the great shooters already on the team.
Rondo should be working to master his shot and IF HE WAS DOING THAT, we'd see an improvement.
notrade, you can't tell me that it's acceptable that Rondo doesn't work on his shot because of the great shooters on the team?