Re: Celtics are better with Nate at the point
posted at 12/5/2010 3:12 PM EST
In Response to Re: Celtics are better with Nate at the point
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Celtics are better with Nate at the point : well, i'm talking about creating a plan to mitigate the disaster that happens when our rondo goes into the toilet, as he did in the lakers series last year. if you want to credit rondo with winning the chamionship in 2008, which i think is questionable when compared to how much heavy lifting pierce and garnett did (and allen), then you have to give him responsibility when he po0ps the sheets too. last year in the lakers series we stopped doing well pretty much as soon as rondo went into his woeful cocoon of poor shooting. without an aggressive rondo we stank. so we need to groom nate so we have something reliable to go to if this happens again. these are merely the tribulations of having a primary point guard who is not a sound scoring threat from the outside and is a bad free throw shooter. at some point, that IS GOING TO HURT YOU, so you had better create an EMERGENCY PLAN, and given proper grooming and time to practice the role, nate COULD step in. he may not succeed at that role, but the least we can do is go with the best chance to succeed given what's on our roster. that's all.
Posted by aciemvp[/QUOTE]
What???!!! We stank last year against the Lakers? What series were you watching?
We came very close to winning a series when Lakers had
1) Home court advantage
2) Exhuastion advantage (we were beat up going up against the NBA's biggest poster boys in each of the previous series...Kobe went to basically no one)
3) KG was playing on one-leg
4) We lost arguably the top 3 low post defender in the league (Perk)
5) the refs were definitely on Kobe's side (compared to our stars)
Even then, we were able to go up 3-2 in the series and had not one but two opportunites to win it all.
None of it could hardly we characterised by the word "STANK."
You have a knack for misrepresenting facts.
Our offense wasn't as strong last year in the crunch time because Rondo couldn't score with confidence, and Perk has no offensive game. This year, with the addition of Shaq, and Jermaine and with the strides Baby has made on his offensive game, we will be okay with Rondo in the 4th in the crunch time.
Why not let Rondo prove himself again. Although, thats what he has done all his career and people are still on his back. Get used to the fact that he is a premier PG despite poor shooting.