Re: When will Rondo learn how to shoot?
posted at 3/25/2011 7:15 PM EDT
In Response to Re: When will Rondo learn how to shoot?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: When will Rondo learn how to shoot? : I never said he was the best. I say he is one of the best. For this team I'd only take Rose, over him. I would Chris Paul as well, if I trusted his knees. That's about it. Now If you say that a third of the point guards in the league are better than Rondo, then it is you have no integrity whatsoever. Rondo is a top five point guard. The Celtics are lucky to have him.
Posted by jtkl[/QUOTE]
Read what I wrote as opposed to misinterpreting....... if he were traded for any number of point guards in the league, the Cs would be no worse off and in many cases better.....
the whole "best for this team" is sheer nonsense.... what that means is if you are willing to accept lots of qualifications and an incomplete player then he is fine but if you want a better overall player then it does not really matter - do you think if you put Larry Bird under laughing gas while getting a filling he would trade his point guard who is 3 years younger, shoots 87% from the line, 38% from 3, and actual 45% from the field (not Rondo's fabricated - I only take shots when I am within 3 feet otherwise I shoot 20%), I average 5 assists and a steal and 3 rebounds but do not have 3 hall of famers to pass the ball to and oh by the way I make one fifth of what Rondo makes.... Larry would pee his pants he would be laughing so hard..... there is not even a remote chance Larry would trade Collison for Rondo but there are those that think Rondo is a top 5 point guard.....
Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Derick Rose, Russell Westbrook and those are just the few that make them better let alone just as good..... there are a whole bunch of other that make them just as good and do not skip a beat.......
Just listen to Fred Flintstone, I mean Tommy, every single possession he is excoriating Rondo to move the ball.... Rondo cannot move the ball because if he cannot ensure himself an assist he does not want to give up the ball and then once he does after winding down the shot clock or causing a 3 second violation he puts pressure on the offense to score.... seems pretty efficient well unless of course you are in the finals and score 79 points in the final game and 79 last time they played the Bulls, etc.
Top 5..... or somewhere in the top two thirds..... give this a shot..... burnt coffee smells really bad, stop hitting snoozehttp://www.cbssports.com/nba/playerrankings/regularseason/PG