Re: Chris Paul to join the Lakers
posted at 7/19/2011 2:52 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Chris Paul to join the Lakers
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Chris Paul to join the Lakers : rame, the Celts lost 4-1 to the Heat in the semis. It was not even close. The only time the Celts won was when KG had 28 pts and 18 rebs. Lebron and Wade dominated Pierce and Ray. Our Big 3 got beat by the Heat's younger, faster, stronger, and quicker big 3. Rondo with an improved shot? Last season was Rondo's 5th season in the league and he has yet to shoot 70% from the FT line. It's not a given that this season Rondo will improve in the shooting department. After 2008 I thought it would only take Rondo more or less 2 years to develop a decent outside shot. Until now he hasn't done it yet. This debate can go on forever. But if you agree that this current Big 3 is not better than the old Big 3, Bird, Parish, and McHale, then why would you expect this current Big 3 to do something the old Big 3 and Reggie Lewis couldn't do? It was a 3-4 year window and it was there for the taking in 2010. It was just unfortunate that KG, Ray, and Pierce couldn't rise to the occasion.
Posted by Fiercest34[/QUOTE]
I'm not Rame, but I'd like to make some points. Rondo's outside jumper was better. At times he has looked like he was about to turn the corner shooting free throws but then regressed.
What people don't realize is that Rondo was in extreme pain last year. If he's 100%, we have no worries at pg.
The current Big Three are finished. They were never as good as the original Big Three. It's just a total hatchet job on the meaning of big anyway. The 80's Celtics were all set for bigs. McHale was Kevin the Fourth. The Celtics were a big green wave. They could fall behind by ten or twenty, but at some point everyone knew they would make runs and probably still win.
This current team is the opposite. They might get off to good starts, but eventually you know they are going to fall apart. It's strange how everything can be blamed on Rondo, the Big Three, Big Baby, Krstic, Jermaine, cheerleaders, et al, while Doc is the greatest thing since sliced bread and now makes more money than any other coach in the NBA.
The time to change this team wasn't this year or even last. It was when KG got hurt, and we learned he'd never be the same. He has healed, but now he is old. Ray might not eat pancakes and spaghetti for breakfast, but he's cooked. He'd be best as a 20 minute microwave off the bench. Same with Pierce and KG. Thankfully Danny set it up so it won't go on forever like when the original Big Three calcified into the 90's. It's just too bad we didn't have a better coach who may have been able to milk another title or two during this time period.