Re: Danny Boy, Rondo for a big guy in a BLOCKBUSTER !!!!
posted at 12/30/2012 6:21 AM EST
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
He won't be trading Rondo though, there isn't a big good enough in the league for Rondo that a team would trade.
Ainge is gonna try to get there with other trade bait and draft picks.
Ahhhhhhh. well, is a ball stopping ballhog of a point guard who cannot shoot with any competency from the free throw line or just basic perimeter shots worth 11.9 and then 12.9 MILLION DOLLARS over the next two years????? he leads the league in assists because NOBODY ELSE TOUCHES THE BALL
it'd be one thing if he was an up tempo slasher, straight up defensive stalwart who could hti 6 out of 10 wide open 16 foot jumpers and free throws at 70%. then you'd have rondo at 20 points per game, 10 dimes, GOOD dimes, not slow the team down to die dimes, and an HONEST (no gambling) two steals per game- that would be a bargain and he'd be do for a raise.
as it is, rondo has regressed this season just like he does every season. he's too haughty and "bored" it seems to play a full season of all out basketball really trying to hone is offensive craft into a consistent weapon. then each post season we get to see the "serious" rajon who goes out and tries to really score consistently and he consistently fails.
and it doesn't take much. he might hav a good few games or a whole series, but eventually, his confidence, that is the size of a mustard seed in that big over inflated ego head of his, gets rattled and he disappears back into himself and will no longer drive the lane for fear of drawing free throw attempts. he's not afraid of drawing fouls, he just doens't want the freebies!!
speaking of that, how is a PG like rondo with his speed and penetrating ability not able to average 4 to 5 FTA pre game? remember nate archibald? rondo's even better than tiny was when we got the dregs of tiny. he's arguably every bit as fast as tiny ever was. but what we see is something like a lesser version of mookie blaylock every season, year in, year out.
it's tiring to me to watch this circus. he's NOT WORTH 25 million over the next two years. not unless the game changes. and danny and doc have made it so comfortable for him that we have a head case that's worse than cousins. at least cousins brings it each night for his position statistically.