Re: Does anyone NOT miss the 15 10 and 10 from Rondo?
posted at 5/4/2013 2:24 AM EDT
In response to aciemvp's comment:
In response to passfirst's comment:
this series would have been a victory in 5 games if Rondo was there.
you people neglect to recognize that we had NOBODY as a capable point guard function- NO VIABLE BACK UP POINT GUARD AT ALL WHATSOEVER. nate robinson could have delivered us to a win in 5 games if he was here. he makes league min.
don't mistake "rondo" as being some magical thing- rather it's just that year in and year out danny refuses to get any and i mean ANY help at the PG spot. that's no accident. rondo does not want any chance of being out-shone in his lacking fundamentals.
look at a middling team like the clippers. they have redundancy at the point guard position and have for YEARS. it's just that important of a position. and here we are doing it with mirrors with jabronis like star berry signed at the end of the regular season and then nobody in the "really bad" years like this year. it's another aspect of ainge's incompetence.
here is what i will say about rondo. he tries harder in the playoffs. he scores more for a period. and then once he misses 3 or 4 jumpers and/or 3 free throws it all ends for a number of games if note permanently and he reverts to his old un-aggressive self with no confidence in anything.
sandbagging the regular season never used to be anything that the celtics franchise tolerated. when red thought max did it they traded maxwell. and maxwell didn't have any glaring deficiencies as a player. welcome to the new century- where it's okay to have a SEVEN YEAR point guard making big bucks who can't shoot the ball when he's wide open- in fact refuses to do so most of the season then starts trying the last few games to "ramp up" for the playoffs.
i've never seen anything like it- the act of doing it or the enablement of it by coaching and mgt. it's unbelievable. it's not good. it's a system of hypocrisy designed to coddle a guy who could be a top ten player in the league and instead is the top 1 trick or treater in the league. mostly all tricks in the regular season.
i'm ready for something new at the 1 spot. all effort all the time.
So what happened to the Clippers and their point guards?