Are We Stuck With Rondo?

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    “He’s still in the rehab stage, but he’s getting better and closer,” coach Brad Stevenssaid. “He’s getting used to playing with these guys.”

     

    Newsflash:  Rondo couldn't make a jumpshot before he got hurt.  And this was when nobody was even guarding him.  During the Big 3 Era, other teams gameplanned around Rondo's wayward jumpshots.  Gave him all the time and space in the world- knowing he'd miss and miss badly, most of the time.  So suggesting that his poor FG% since his return from surgery is due to rust?  C'mon?  Who does Brad think he's kidding?

     
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    Look, there is no better indicator of chooting accuracy than free throw proficiency.  

    You are standing still.  Nobody is covering you.  You are only 15 feet from the hoop.  You are chooting straight on.  You have as much time as you need.  -

    and evern then Rondo has a lifetime average of just over 60% which is less than the womens college baskeball average and boys high school national average... and this year he is below 50%.  

    The dude can't choot for chit and never will be an adequate chooter...and that makes him a liability, especially on a team that needs offense and has few if any outside threats.  

    His chooting woes are just more exposed now and it has NOTHING TO DO WITH HIS INJURY.

     

     
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    I had to laugh..... quite an enticing story in the Globe today... for subscribers only!

     

    Rusty Rajon Rondo easing his way back Guard doubtful to play vs. 76ers

    NEW YORK — The Celtics need work. “A lot of work,” Rajon Rondosaid Tuesday night.

    That much was obvious after the Celtics were blown out, 114-88, by the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

    But Rondo, who is easing his way back into the lineup after missing nearly a year following a knee injury, also needs a lot of work, a point he, his coach, and his teammates are quick to admit.

    “He’s still in the rehab stage, but he’s getting better and closer,” coach Brad Stevenssaid. “He’s getting used to playing with these guys.”

    However, Rondo, who had 5 assists and 7 points on 3-for-13 shooting in 27 minutes, doesn’t exactly see this time as his exhibition season, as Stevens has called it. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers

     

    Somebody PLEASE subscribe to the Globe and tell me how this "better and closer" story ends.

    Pud

     

    [/QUOTE] Rondo needs to be a team guy and play tonight. We need this loss, and have a better chance of getting it if he Plays.


     
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    Brad and Danny probably want to save him the embarrassment and exposure of geting annialated by rookie Michael Carter Williams.  It would have stained his already bruised trade value.  

     
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    Six games into the grand experiment...

     So....... how exactly are Rondo-ball and Brad-ball mixing???

    As smooth and seamless as oil [exploration] and [gulf coast] water.

    Pud

     
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    Well, he's still with the team. Better luck tommorow fellows. 

     
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    RONDO WOULD GET YOU A REALLY FKN AMAZIIIING RETURN!!!!!

     
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    I've heard great ham sandwiches and epic dumps described as amazing. 

     
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    There's no sense in stressing about Rondo's progress. It was always a longshot the Celtics could get anything decent for him by the trade deadline (all the more true in light of the D. Rose situation). If he hasn't made substantial progress by, say, April, then it's time to worry (even then I wouldn't panic, because it's entirely possible he won't be fully back in the swing of things until next season).

    I wish Rondo had five triple doubles since coming back from IR as much as the next person -- and that Danny was now in the process of trading him for LeBron James. But realistically, most players need a considerable amount of playing time under their belts upon returning from an injury before they've regained their pre-injury conditioning, reflexes, rhythm, and confidence.

    I know human beings aren't always the most patient of animals, but this is getting ridiculous. 

    Oh, and at least he's helping them lose games.

     
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    There's no sense in stressing about Rondo's progress. It was always a longshot the Celtics could get anything decent for him by the trade deadline (all the more true in light of the D. Rose situation). If he hasn't made substantial progress by, say, April, then it's time to worry (even then I wouldn't panic, because it's entirely possible he won't be fully back in the swing of things until next season).

    I wish Rondo had five triple doubles since coming back from IR as much as the next person -- and that Danny was now in the process of trading him for LeBron James. But realistically, most players need a considerable amount of playing time under their belts upon returning from an injury before they've regained their pre-injury conditioning, reflexes, rhythm, and confidence.

    I know human beings aren't always the most patient of animals, but this is getting ridiculous. 

    Oh, and at least he's helping them lose games.

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    Exactly.  It is what it is, he came back from a serious injury, he stinks, the celtics stink, it will all get figured out in the future.

    People around here get way too worked up about Rondo.

     
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    You are missing the point.  Rondo has always been the player you are seing now... sure his shooting is slightly worse, but thats like saying someone drowned in 10 feet of water or he drowned in 20 feet of water... his chooting was dead in the water when he came into this league and will never improve.

    the only difference between now and pre-injury is the players around him in the past made him look better and camouflaged his major difficiencies, and today he is exposed.  

    Its in the best interest of Rondo and the Celtics for him to play on a team that has an all star  supporting cast.  He doen't fit here.  He will be a liability, not an asset in the rebuild.

     
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    In response to Mployee8's comment:
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    The Suns could have up to six first-round draft picks over the next two years, including four in the talent-packed 2014 draft.  GM Ryan McDonough has said he is willing to explore using his draft picks, young assets, and cap space (~$5MM) to explore possible deals for All-Star-level caliber players.

    http://www.hoopsrumors.com/phoenix-suns

     

     

    Rondo & Green for Okafor, Bledsoe, Len & a 2014 1st Rd Pick

     

    http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=kxxfcr2

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    let them keep Len (they're not gonna trade two centers and leave themselves exposed) and we get 2 first round picks instead of one.  

    Then we trade 2 or even 3 of our 4 2014 first round picks to move down into the top 5 and get Parker or Wiggins, and either Smart or Exum or Emibiid.   

     
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    You are missing the point.  Rondo has always been the player you are seing now... sure his shooting is slightly worse, but thats like saying someone drowned in 10 feet of water or he drowned in 20 feet of water... his chooting was dead in the water when he came into this league and will never improve.

    the only difference between now and pre-injury is the players around him in the past made him look better and camouflaged his major difficiencies, and today he is exposed.  

    Its in the best interest of Rondo and the Celtics for him to play on a team that has an all star  supporting cast.  He doen't fit here.  He will be a liability, not an asset in the rebuild.

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    Nope. He is much slower at this point and has no lift at all.

    He doesn't look even a little bit like the same guy.

    Regtardless I am not interested in going back and history and debating who he was.  Right now he is not playing well. In a month or two we will know whether that is temporay or not.

     

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