Re: BOX SCORE shows that the other guards can play..........
posted at 1/31/2013 5:36 PM EST
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Two games in a row ........ RONDO WHO ????
Much more fun team to watch.
Rondo's defense really hurt us.
Sorry Kirk. Too much inconsistency in your opinions. Lets not get too euphoric. Give it three more games before we start proclaiming that we are better without Rondo.
You have heard Doc say that their plan has to be very simple. Move the ball and move without the ball. Continuously.
How will I play defense against that? Simple. I will employ more zone principles and force guys to make a better read. It will make them think and will throw off their shooting rhythm. Or, it will make them make defensive passes. There will be ball movement but no good shots. Or, if they get aggressive, I will look to force turnovers.
Yes, the defense may be better. But Celts will not be sailing smoothly. They will have to gut out wins. Thus speaks the rational person in me.
The fan in me is hoping that AB and Green will get more time and will step up and make a difference. But that is a hope and not an observation.
Which is simpler? Defending against one primary ball handler who is not a great shooting PG who you know can hurt you primarily by getting a layup or a pass to an open man or a team with all five players dynamically passing the ball around constantly moving to find the best opportunity?
Depends upon how good these five guys are. If one/two of them are weak, I will funnel the ball into them and then force them to make a read. Hope that they will swing the ball defensively. The whole sequence will not produce anything. It will just eat time on the shot clock.
On the other hand, a dynamic point guard, that can get in the middle of defenses to cause random movement and breakdown may be much harder to defend. Provided other players on the team can read and move and be ready to shoot.