Re: NBA Player of the Week 3/9--3/16..... the voting is in
posted at 3/17/2014 7:07 AM EDT
In response to 37stories' comment:
I agree Rondo shouldnt get max money, and if he wants it he should be let walk.
On the other hand other than shooting his stat line that you posted was excellent. 11.3 assists to 1.5 turnovers is crazy good.
I don't get why people get so worked up over this guy. He is a skilled pg that can't shoot. He isn't worth max money.
with a disgusting offensive production stat line for a week in the life of an nba player i could not resist.
here is where it all starts and ends with rondo. you cannot be a 'star guard' or a legit player on a good team w/o being a complete player. his offensive production is horrid. he short circuits his best skill- quickness by avoiding using it on offense AND defense.
we've all seen in the past when rondo bends his knees and decides to do work, he's a superb one on one defender. gambling for steals is not a way of life.
you just can't shoot 26, 30, 35 or even 40% from the field and be a contender quality type point guard. rondo was only able to hide his issues with KG and pierce and ray and stalling the tempo to a dead snore-fest.
so give a team 3 18 million dollar stars and rondo could do a decent job being floor general- but your pay slot as fourth fiddle is not going to be 18, 15, 13 million. for his production and incompleteness he should be 8 to 10 max. period.
we've reached that smelly point where "potential" has molded over and transformed into fool's gold with this guy. he's not going to change. he needs a new venue where they can pamper him with accolades and let him run the team so that his stat sheet gets stuffed to his advantage and it doesn't hurt the team. to do that your superstars need to be 30 to 32 y/o, not old farrttes like KG and PP were last year