Re: Just been too darn busy...............
posted at 8/12/2014 9:55 AM EDT
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
I'm so sick of the Rondo hate in here...this is one of the most ill-informed Rondo posts ever. The argument is: because he hasn't called this one guy, he hasn't worked on his shot. Ridiculous. And because you hate him, then you assume he hasn't adjusted his shot.
Fact: some guys will never be great shooters. Fact: you can improve if you work on it. Fact: that's exactly what Rondo has done. Fact: Rondo has adjusted his shot technique via coaching. Fact: while recovering from surgery, Rondo worked hard on his jump shot.
I won't walk you through the whole thing, but a few highlights:
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“When you get hurt, especially somebody like Rondo, his quickness wasn’t all the way there, so the biggest thing in workouts was, he was getting a lot of jump shots up,” Sullinger said. “I think all those reps really helped him out. He (used game-like conditions), and I think that carried over."
Celtics assistant Ron Adams fiddled with Rondo’s shot, just as Adams did with Avery Bradley. Rondo even told reporters that he told Adams he wanted “to shoot like Avery,” who was hitting 38 percent of his corner threes before his injury. Brad Stevens is just happy to see players utilizing Adams, who is known for more than just his defensive mind."
There's plenty more in that piece for you to absorb which directly contradicts your rampant speculation.
Rondo has played well here for where he was drafted, played through injury and on a very reasonable contract. Yes, he should be traded now and he doesn't deserve a max deal, but he's far from the nonchalant loser you make him out to be. He's accomplished more than most people who throw him under the bus here.
And yet whenever someone throws Big Baby on the bus, who has had a mediocre NBA career in comparison, you get all worked up. c'mon...
you just threw big baby under the bus and i don't give a crap. the difference is that rondo had potential to be all league and davis did not and does not. and now rondo doesn't either.
you can't half asse it around for eight years and then suddenly figure you're just going to "give a good hard try" starting now.
auerbach traded maxwell away for sandbagging it after one year of that song and dance. granted max had actually accomplished a few things in his career before he decided he only wanted to play for the playoffs. but rondo has bee that day since day one. bored with a game that he has never bothered to master.
and give me a BREAK on the excuse of "he has played well for where he was drafted" trash. he has played exactly DOWN to expectations that he was a head case and couldn't shoot. the great ones get over that. plenty of people had trouble shooting when they came in the league. magic wasn't the best. jason kidd stank. but most all became functional and all star level and were not stat stuffers like rondo has become.
tubby used to sit rondo's heiney on the bench when he got to be a head case or his lack of shot was on vulgar display. it was an incentive to improve. then comes danny who declares a rookie rondo, fresh off of okay results of 20 games of extended garbage time PT the "starter of our future", without a J, without the free throw shot under his belt.
here we are 8 years later, without a J, and without the free throw under his belt