Re: Cue The Rondo Hate....
posted at 3/7/2011 5:05 PM EST
In Response to Re: Cue The Rondo Hate....
[QUOTE]btw, dudder, where is that fantasy league ranking link you were posting as proof of Rondo's mediocrity? The one that ranked Antwain Jamison above KG and Darko Milicic above Shaq?
Posted by jtkl[/QUOTE]
As in fantasy league rankings where the best players are ranked for what they actually do well like shoot, shoot 3s, shoot freebies, make assists, etc. - you mean the actual things that players are measured for? So Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Payton Manning should be ignored for fantasy purposes so that Tony Romo can be made to look good for some sort subjective laundry reason.....http://www.cbssports.com/nba/playerrankings/regularseason/PG
Here is the link that shows Rondo is, contrary to popular belief, not the best rebounding point guard in the league.
Not the best shooting point guard in the league - there cannot be anyone point guard in the league whose shooting percentage is propped up by the fact that he ignores his responsibilites to take shots more than 2 feet away from the rim.
The worst free throw shooting point guard in the league.
Nowhere near the top of the league in scoring point guards - of course on this board that is an oxymoron - if a guy can score he cannot be a point guard - or in reality - he can be a really good one.
Of the top 15 or so point guards in assists, none, ZERO score fewer points than assists they hand out. Additionally, none of those point guards who score a lot more and don't necessarily have a ton fewer assists also don't have 4 hall of famers to pass the ball to.
So when you add it all up - you get a point guard who can't shoot, won't shoot, is ignored by most in the half court offense, can't make free throws at even what an objective observer would call a reasonable rate, who is routinely outscored by his opposite number, a point guard who is not nearly the rebounder Tommy Heinsohn aka Fred Flintstone (fat blowhard that has nothing to say but says it anyway), a point guard who leads the league in assists by 1 - one - one - one assist.
What people on this board would like for you to believe, and as we know - if you say it enough it is true...... Rondo averages about 25 assists per game and the rest of the league averages about 3 or 4....... Rondo averages 16 boards per game whereas the rest of the point guards average 2 or 3......
The reality of the situation is that Rondo is near the top of the league of in a few categories and the absolute worst in the league at some of what I would consider some of the most important. He creates incredible pressure on his own offense but then is lauded for running said offense.