Re: After 6 years of waiting, I finally saw it tonight
posted at 5/7/2012 9:43 AM EDT
In Response to Re: After 6 years of waiting, I finally saw it tonight
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: After 6 years of waiting, I finally saw it tonight : Rondo has broken all of our hearts a few times, but he's electrified the game more times than he's broken hearts. On balance, he's grown every year and moved from being "just on the court" in 2008 to an all star and now to Top 3 in value to the team. I'm with Acie that Rondo's shooting has improved consistently.
He may not shoot like he did yesterday in every game (even Pierce and Ray don't ALWAYS shoot like that - witness Paul in game 1 and 3), but Rondo is consistently more confident and more effective with his jump shot these days. He does not need to WIN games with his jumper, just be effective enough to hit them when he's open 50% of the time and the opposition will respect him (and he can then drive) or they won't respect him and he'll get us points when open.
Posted by Celtsfan4life[/QUOTE]
red print is false. i did not say that. the stats show the reverse actually, which is what has been so disheartening. i believe it was two years ago that rondo scored the most. his FT% has been up and down, never better than his rook year of 64%. that's just wrong.
green print is what i'm talking about- just basic proficiency levels. that's all he needs. if he has respect for his jumper than the opposing defense falls open like a cheap suitcase for him and instead of having to force his way into the lane and work some very tough passing angles, he could get in without his man waiting for him there like last night and the combo of proficient jump shooter and being able to easily drive around his man who was charging at him was devastating to the hawks. they had NO answers.
this is the rondo i have been dying to see for years. we may not see him like this again this playoffs, but i hope we do. i hope something lights a fire under his asse and he "gets it" this summer and decides it's high time to take care of business. if he did he would easily score 16-19 a night, have much easier and even more assists and less turnovers.
as time goes on and this team changes the guard, it is going to be important that rondo becomes a decent, consistent scorer and jump shooting threat / FT% acceptable. what's coming through the door to work with rajon is not going to be another trio of KG's, ray's and pierce's...