Re: If the Pacers had Rondo...what happens?
posted at 6/4/2013 5:39 PM EDT
In response to BaileyPowe's comment:
In response to Eldunker's comment:
I'm sorry, I don't believe you. (even if Rondo's shots are uncontested, because nobody bothers to cover him outside, unlike Hill.). Hill's FG % is documented at 44.3% for the season. How does your 33% make any sense. Maybe he missed every layup !! LOL.
Provide a source. If you can't, your numbers are ficticious as well as ridiculous.
and if i can?
in the Breakdown box, choose Totals. click on Sort button. look in the 16-23 feet category. if you need further directions, say so and i'll walk you right to it.
First those numbers don't jive with either the Celtics stats or ESPN (Rondo 3pt% was never close to 36% but rather 24% so there is that credibility issue.
But jump shooting isn't only 15-23 feet, which you cherry picked.
Lets put this in perspective...
2012-2013 % stats are similiar to carreer stats for both players.
Rondo - ALL field goal shots (465 attempts of which about HALF or 225 were layups (61%) and only 50 were 3 pt (24%) or a combined FG% of 48%
Hill FG% (871 attempts of which almost half or 353 were 3pt NOT LAYUPS) =.45%.
Rondo converts his 4.5 layups (of 9.5 shots per game) at 61% (not that good either) which inpacts and ups his FG percentage dramatically. Rondo career 3pt percentage is 24.1. Hill is taking more jump shots presumeably, unlike Rondo is covered, has a career 37.3%. Oh, and for the record, Rondo's career FT is 62% vs Hill's 81%.
and for you who think Rondo excells in playoffs, his FG% drops from .481 regular season to .445 in the playoffs...
To sum it up, From Stoops Basketball:
"However, as many Celtics fans will attest, he tends to miss plenty of big, important layups. According to truhoops.com, Rondo’s average field goal percentage at the rim is about 61% for his career. Here’s the thing though: Rondo’s lack of a jump shot and poor free throw shooting ability make him more of a one-dimensional player. With the amount of layups Rondo attempts at the rim per game (4.5) versus the shots he takes at, let’s say, 3-9 feet from the basket (1.3), one would think that he could convert more.