Re: Celtics are better with Nate at the point
posted at 11/27/2010 2:57 PM EST
In Response to Re: Celtics are better with Nate at the point
[QUOTE]Also, big assist #'s doesnt necessarily mean your PG is getting everyone involved and doing a great job...it means first and foremost, your teammates are making shots. If KGs not hitting his 20 footer, if PP & Ray are missing 3's, Rondos assists are down.
Posted by Karllost[/QUOTE]
True, but in Rondo's case it means everyone is being involved. Rondo keeps track of who has how many shots, who is hot, and he rewards people for putting themselves in a situation where they can take a high-percentage shot.
People talked about Rondo not taking a layup for a Ray 3 pointer. First of all, the layup wasnt as open as people make it seem. It would have been a contested layup, though chances were that Rondo would make it. Ray in his sweet-spot with an open 3 pointer is a VERY high percentage look. Ray was also heating up from the 3 point line. IMO, that was a very good decision by Rondo.
I don't understand why we all keep talking about Rondo not being an able PG for our team. To me it is down right stupid. We have won a championship with Rondo. And probably would have won another one if KG wasn't playing on one leg and Perk hadn't gone down in game 6 of the finals.
Some posters seem to think that focusing on assists is a bad thing. One even equated it to being the same as Kobe scoring 30+ but shooting 15 for 45 to get there. To me this is a stupid analogy. There is no comparison. The first is an example of selfless play, the second is an example of selfish play. 15 for 45 is bad, but having high assists means your team is shooting efficiently.
Nate Robinson is not a true point guard. He is a shooting guard. He will never be able to pass like Rondo, just like Rondo will never be able to score like Nate. Neither player can drastically change their game at this point in their careers. I will pick Rondo over Nate to run our offense every day. So would ALL coaches in this league. So would most experts. Obviously, DOC and Danny feel the same.