Re: East scout on Rondo-less Celtics
posted at 3/9/2013 8:44 PM EST
In response to rameakap's comment:
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
"Miami in 5 and Rondo is all about his stats.
He doesn't care if Boston loses or if his plus/minus is negative, as long as he gets his assists or triple double. Plus, he's a terrible teammate and is psychotic. "
Hey Tommy Fraud, what's up.
For a real psychotic look no further than - Ron Artest, who has fought with fans in the bleachers. From your fave team. If Rondo is psychotic then Artest is a murderer - no wait, you already said Darko is a murderer LMAO. Maybe Artest is a serial killer on your scale then.
Seriously Tommy if your argument is true then how did Boston take Miami to 7 last year? I'll tell you how? Rondo is worth two games.
Rameakap - I agree with this scout's analysis 100 percent. That said, if Boston takes Miami to 7 games without Rondo that will change my position. I still think Rondo should probably be traded but I will be very interested to see Boston/Miami this postseason. And I suspect Danny Ainge will be as well.
Agree with you 100% as well, Celtics looking lost at PG and bowing out to the Heat in 5 vs. them looking strong with AB there and taking the Heat to 7 will go a long way towards what DA decides this summer.
If Avery makes continous improvements for us to the point that he is able to shoot at 40%+ from anywhere in 4 our of 5 games (Sixers games not Hawks game shooting #'s) while running PG well (6-7 assists per, making the right decisions most of the time) and all while still being dominant on defense (like vs. Curry not Teague) then we'd have the ability to trade Rondo.
If AB remains best suited as a SG sharing mins in like a 26-22 split with a guy like Lee or Crawford, then we'd probably want to bring Rondo back.
I agree with a lot of what you are saying, but we are lot deeper this year then we were last year. In game 7 last year, our bench scored 2 points. No way our second unit does that this year. So to me, I think playoff performence is only a partial litmus test because the rest of the teams talent level has improved..
I think the final litmus test will be how Rondo gels with the rest of the team when he gets back. If not so well they may use the beginning of next year to showcase him (to prove he is healthy) and then trade. If he fits in seamlessly and the team looks stronger for it, I think they go forward with the belief that with the rise of Green, Bradley and healthy Sullinger, Rondo gives them the edge on the Heat.
but who knows.