Re: If we lose Rondo we have 0% chance of winning a title.
posted at 2/21/2011 12:50 AM EST
In Response to Re: If we lose Rondo we have 0% chance of winning a title.
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: If we lose Rondo we have 0% chance of winning a title. : you are correct, teh-n00b. it is all in the interpretation. plus the presentation. my problem w/ 82games.com is this discussion is the month old (and counting) data they're using, their lack of attempts and makes totals, and their year old clutch statistics. if we add the 3 point category (w/ it's effective %) to the 16-23 feet category to define our jumpshooting category, we see that rose does jumpshoot at 45%. but don't we also see that rondo is jumpshooting at 42%, rather than 45% ? perhaps rondo fell off 3% since jan 19, a month ago. this strikes me as an aforementioned weakness of 82games - dated information. regardless, rondo appears to be jumpshooting at a lesser percentage than rose while taking 66 percent fewer shots. we don't see this w/ 82games, as they choose not to include makes and attempts totals. also, if we're going to spotlight rondo's16-23 feet increase this season, we need to additionally mention the large decreases this season compared to last season in attempts AND efficiency when rondo shoots <10 feet as well as 10-15 feet. the drastic decrease in attempts in these categories serves to magnify the large decreases in FG percentage in these categories. this information is pertinent in a discussion of improvement in rondo's shooting, and is lost on us - yet again - at 82games because of stated omission. 82games last updated their clutch statistics 4/16/2010. jerryCole should not portray year old data as current data. finally, i realize this is a tedious discussion. rondo has been my favorite nba player since 2008. i marvel at the numerous excellent aspects of his game. but while rondo has made some nice strides in his jumpshooting, his overall shooting continues to be a weakness. and criticism of rondo's shooting by his detractors continues to be valid. IMO.
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I agree that 82 games has some annoying flaws, but the data is valuable and I'm happy to wait a month for it.
as for the 3pt shooting, doc has repeatedly said on record that he'd much rather rondo improve his mid range shot. I'm sure it comes as no surprise that rose shoots a lot more than rondo
I can actually see a silver lining in rondo's drop off in the 15 feet and under shots (excluding shots at the rim). If you practice a variety of shots from that range, you'll find that they're very elusive shots to master, and you have to shoot a lot, especially in game situations, to be effective. hoopdata backs this up: across his career, the more rondo shoots from this range, the more effective he is. this is a very encouraging sign looking forward.
the 4/16/2010 date for the clutch statistics must be a typo on their part, as it's clearly showing stats from this season (it has a separate page for last season). I presume they update it at the same time as their other statistics, so about a month old again
I actually don't mind these sorts of discussions (I'm a bit of a math geek). rondo's jumpshot is very much still a work in progress, but he's improving, and long may he continue to do so