Re: Doc should not play RONDO is game 3 either
posted at 5/1/2012 2:25 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Doc should not play RONDO is game 3 either
In Response to Doc should not play RONDO is game 3 either : Too late to try discipline. Waaay too late. Doc has already come out supporting R9R's story that the bump was unintentional. Hopefully management has plans to remedy this problem in the off season. Pud
Posted by puddinpuddin
yes, it is too late. the time for "discipline" was long ago. after the rookie year, danny messed up saying "he is the starter of our future" and then never bothered to insist that rondo, who could do anything that he wants to do aside from maybe shooting 3's at a good %age rate, JUST BECOME A DECENT ENOUGH FREE THROW SHOOTER- which does NOT require that you be a "GREAT SHOOTER". remember cedric maxwell? he was no great shooter but shot freebies @ 80%.
any of the "great" PG's who came into the league weak at the FT%, they ALL imrpoved it to over 70% by year 2 or 3 and never looked back. they did not operate as liabilities for their teams past the first year.
rondo is still in the high 50% to low 60%, in shaq-ville for FT%. but he's never had to change, so why bother?
beyond that he's developed a mercurial personality, with a tendency toward doing things physical to refs, be it bumping or throwing balls = not classy. there are other ways to do things w/o squandering your credibility with refs and costing your team games via suspension.
the celts fans might as well face the fact that we have a rod strickland type of character running the floor for us- only rod could shoot free throws ok. and rod was totally unpleasant and utterly self focused. rondo is perhaps 20% "better" or "nicer" than the strickland type head case personality.
the celts let it creep in, let the lousy FT and basic outside shot performance linger and now you have what is called an IMPAIRED ASSET as far as value and functionality. and i don't care if he can break assist records or get a triple double. if you're so obsessed with self righteousness that you can't control yourself then what good are you?
this team is old and doesn't need extra tasks. granted bass and the lousy performance of the bench except for steismena BLEW the game for us but you don't compound the mistake by having a physical episode as a ref.
had DUMBO RONDO not already hucked the rock at refs 2 or 3 times in his career then they MIGHT have given a mulligan and listened to the "tripped" argument. but, no, that credibility was lost a long time ago, wasn't it.
and they say this guy is the "smartest" player in the league, yet continues to do sub mental things like be a horrendous FT shooter and be combative with refs........