Re: OK You Rondo Haters And Supporters: What About This Trade?
posted at 3/14/2011 10:12 AM EDT
In Response to Re: OK You Rondo Haters And Supporters: What About This Trade?
[QUOTE]Wow...really? No player is perfect (and will have their share of detractors)...but for this team to have a shoot first point guard renders Pierce, Allen and Garnett, not useless, but not in a good state. Can I not get roasted for saying that pound for pound Rondo may be the best rebounder on the team (when properly motivated)? He just has a knack for playing angles and projecting where the ball will come down that not many players have. It's just that sometimes he pulls, I'm going to call it a "Pierce"....named after veteran players who know how to pick their spots through the season to conserve energy. At 25 y/o he is too young....
Posted by jallen3531[/QUOTE]
If I knew nothing about the NBA and read this post I would think that Rondo, the pass first point guard, is averaging about 30 assists per game and his teammates the BIG 3 really love that he is a pass first point guard. He is actually averaging 12 and that 12 assists per game goes down every game lately.
Given this I cannot seem to reconcile how the so called "shoot first point guards" still averages 11, 10, 9, & 8 assists.
If there are indeed two different types of point guards why is there almost no difference or minimal at most in the assists stats?
Answer - pass first point guard is a code word for incomplete player whereas the so called shoot first point guard is the code word for a complete player.
The so called pass first point guard can't shoot, passes up layups, and has been wetting his pants since the trade because the guy he passes the ball to then passes it to the new offensive force in the starting 5, Krstic. Therefore, Rondo's very limited participation in the offense is further limited by his complete inability to participate once the ball is out of his hands. So when he passes the ball to KG and he shoots it, Rondo gets an assists however, when Rondo passes the ball to KG who then finds Krstic with a better shot and closer to the rim, then KG passes the ball and then Rondo does a p oo p oo in his pants - does not score and does not get an assist........
I have often said that Rondo creates pressure on the offense with his inability to participate and have also often said they were playing offense 3 against 5 with Perk. Now that they have 4 guys participating in the offense there is better passing, better ball movement, and fewer assists available to Rondo. 2 points and 3 assists.......... good thing I am sitting down I am just overcome with that stat line...