Re: Hey Lets Talk About Rondo
posted at 2/9/2013 2:30 PM EST
In response to Karllost's comment:
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i was all over the map the past few years on my feelings towards Rondo. either loved him or hated him. never thought he had the personality to be a team leader, sulking on the bench and all. it really bothered me when they started comparing him to Magic Johnson and John Stockton. when he got the incredible triple doubles the stats on the rest of the team were usually down and it didn't alway turn into a win. as a diehard Celtic fan for over 50 years i honestly say that this new Rondoless team is reenergizing me.
Me too... the nightmare is hopefully over.
I can (and do) watch the games from start to finish w/o cringing and enjoy how the narrative plays out... win... lose... or draw. The game is fun again.
What happens in the playoffs when the pace slows down and you can't run?
This post about the game being fun regardless of outcome just shows your irrational hate.
When the pace does slow down during the playoffs, then we'd be stuck with pound-the-rock-til-it-explodes-Rondo-ball... hows that been working out for us this season?
We will see a more controlled pace from this team when they hit their "In the play-offs" style of basketball. They will still push the ball, but will more regularly run their offensive sets in the half court with quick, crisp, passing around the horn, and run the pick and roll with more precision and less forced passes. I firmly believe Rondo is overrated as a real facillitator. MOST OF THE TIME, he uses the pass to bail himself out of leaving his feet too soon. Great althlete with less than great fundamentals. Fortunately he has great hands and vision that help make his acts of desperation appear to be planned. I know he does some sick stuff that he is thinking about too! I get that he shows flashes of brilliance. He is just so inconsistant unless he maintains laser focus. And, when he pulls off those acrobatic moves, half of the time, he isn't just fooling the D, he's fooling the intended recipient of the pass too. And again, when the dribble is the preferred method by which to move the ball around the court, you are wasting valuable shot clock seconds. That loses in the playoffs too!