Re: Earth to Rondo!!!
posted at 1/31/2011 5:25 PM EST
In Response to Re: Earth to Rondo!!!
[QUOTE]Am I confused???? Did we win the game yesterday? he is holding the ball...what do you want him to do? Rondo is not the first option so he is waiting for the plays to develop. Rondo took shots in the first half, but did make all of them. I dont get it, we win and Rondo still can do any good. Who cares if he had one assist in the first half? You cant be on all game long. You guys act like other teams arent making adjustments to stop the Celtics. God forbid any otherplaying has low stats to start and come on in the second half and we win....the world will be coming to an end. Rondo called all the right plays all game long wether he directly or indirectly made a pass that lead to a basket. pierce was the hot man and the ball got to him at the right moments for him to score. Should we have been up by 20 at the half? Should Rondo have had a triple double by the end of the first quarter? Dudder...all those other guards, what are their teams' records? Its a shame folks have to nitpick like little biaaatches when we win. If Rondo is so bad then some of you posters should start routing for another team where the point guard shots first.
Posted by jdm894g[/QUOTE]
What do I want him to do? Um... be like a player and shoot the ball...... one of the other teams records is 2 games worse than the Cs, the other teams don't have 4 hall of fame players to start with their point guard.
Not sure if you have noticed but pass first is a code word for completely unable to participate in the offense because they are the worst shooter in the league. Not sure if you noticed but the shoot first point guards are generally regarded as the best point guards in the league.... probably because they are an option in the offense and have the ability to take over a game given that they are not lucky enough to play with hall of famers of every other position......
For the 10millionth time, give me any number of other point guards a preseason and Doc as the coach and the Cs are no worse off and in a lot of cases better. Brooks goes off for 24 and 9 and his team is missing its two best players and they beat the Cs.... Rondo step up? Nope. Just one minor example.
There is not even a remote possibility that the Cs would be no worse off with Arron Brooks as the starting point guard. They may give up a bit more but they would play 5 against 5 instead of 4 against 5 and everyone on the team would be an option and as was said about a dozen times in yesterday's game, nobody would be ignoring Brooks - he would be draining 3s, making jumpers from everywhere, and making 85% of his freebies - he would not be afraid to go to the rim, and so on and so forth... but of course because the Cs are winning nobody can even imagine that someone that does not currently wear green could make them better.
Sorry for being the objective person in the group.
Pierce was the hot man and the ball got to him.... and Rondo was being outplayed by a 35 year old and a complete non-factor. When Carlos Boozer is the hot guy does Rose avoid shooting, avoid going to the hoop, avoid participating in the offense? When Dwight Howard and Hedo are hot does Jameer Nelson run and hide in the corner choosing not to participate?
Just at least give it some sort of minor thought....... tomorrow night they will see 2 point guards who if flipped for Rondo who leave the Cs no worse off and they both play for the same team.
But of course that is not possible because Rondo averages a dozen points (on the 17th lowest scoring team in the league) and averages a dozen assists - give either one of the guys we'll see tomorrow night 4 hall of famers and the Cs are no worse off.....
It is really good to talk about Rondo pounding the ball into the front court as the shot clock is running and he is causing 3 second violations when they win but when they are handily beaten it is completely ignored........ hhhmmmm....