Re: Celitcs & Rondo: Next 3-5 yrs.
posted at 2/15/2012 9:21 PM EST
In Response to Re: Celitcs & Rondo: Next 3-5 yrs.
[QUOTE]In Response to Celitcs & Rondo: Next 3-5 yrs. : What if you were a teacher and had 30 students... of those 30 students that take 6 classes per day, 10 get As or Bs in all 6 classes but you have one student that gets 4 As or Bs and 2 Fs.... would you be trying to build a great team around him?
Posted by TheDUDDER[/QUOTE]
I'd like to tweak your analogy a bit, as I believe it's slightly flawed.
I'm a teacher and I have 30 students (np)
Everybody takes 6 classes a day (np)
10 students get A's or B's in all 6 classes (the students that arent' Rondo)
and one student gets 4 A's or B's and 2 F's (Rondo).
Do I build my great team around him?
The last part of your analogy is where I think you're not all that accurate.
The students are players and their grades are their skills, correct?
And I'm to pick a student I want to build a team around.
The team (Celtics) doesn't have so many players that are skilled in all aspects of the game. Currently, maybe just 2 or 3 (KG, PP, and Peaches). Bass and RA both get bad grades in defense, RA also gets a F in ballhandling. And those 2 players are both kinda old to still be in school, if you catch my drift. Building a team around them isn't going to work. It did in the past, but we're not there anymore. (I threw that in just so we could agree on something)
Build a team around Peaches? More B's than A's. Great to have on the team, but not someone you want to lead it.
So barring a student transferring from another school (trades or the draft), this leaves us with Rondo.
While Rondo's shooting skills (perimeter and free throws only, gotta give him F's there) are still deficient, the skills he excells in (ball handling, passing, pushing the ball, driving to the hoop) are definitely A's. Sometimes A+'s. Rebounding and defense. Solid B's. With those skills, and his age, I would be lax as teacher if I wasn't asking myself, how far can this kid go.
Using your analogy, Rondo is the person to pick. The question becomes more of who do we get to work with him, and less about those areas he's deficient in.