Re: Possible offseason moves to think about.....
posted at 5/4/2012 4:01 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Possible offseason moves to think about.....
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Possible offseason moves to think about..... : You know what i respect that. I was not out to take another RONDO rant too many people dont know basketball. They like to come on here. After such an incident which is negative. Always want to trade a player who makes so much difference on the court. My opinion I dont want HOWARD here. RONDO is too special to give up. I apologize all these rants on poor RONDO they act like he is a wife beater, a negative asset, horrible player or out to take players off the court. The worst the guy has done is bump a ref. That suspension of the ball the ref didnt catch was awful. He didnt swing it at him but threw it underhand. The plastic water bottle at practice. That is all I would like to APOLOGIZE and say SORRY for my rant. I am a nice guy, we all get fed up. Thats what RONDO has shown if you think about it frustrations. HE is 25 working on the MENTAL TOUGHNESS of the game. Have a great weekend.
Posted by ojmega[/QUOTE]
I said in a post when there was talk about a possible Rondo for Gasol trade that Rondo is a fantastic athlete and I think if trained he'd been a great soccer or tennis player. This is pure speculation but I think in a decathalon competing with a group of some basketball peers, he'd win 7 or 8 out of 10 events.
I've even said that I feel he and A. Bradley could turn out to be one of the best duo PG combinations in Celtic history. I've also said he can drive to the basket as good as any of the other star scoring PGs.
Re: His suspension I said in the first game thread " Some refs are complete Turkeys and many are former athletes & should realize players get emotional & not easy when one feels wronged on a play to bite your tongue but it would be egregious for Rondo to be suspended another game as the video shows he followed the ref talking to him & stepped on the ref’s foot & fell forward."
In short, I like Rondo. For some reason you don't want Howard here. I feel he and Bynum are the 2 best big men in the game & playing with KG, PP & maybe Ray Allen, whatever it is you don't like about him could be controlled, especially by KG. Since the McHale, Parrish & Bird days we do not dominate in the paint. We are a good jump shooting team but need to shoot 45-50 % as we almost always get out rebounded. Wouldn't it be nice to be 10+ in rebounds and have a center block some shots too which could give us the ball again for more chances so we could win just shooting 35-45 %. Personally, I'd like keep our team intact if we can't get Howard & we can't w/o giving up Rondo & draft a couple of banger centers & develop them. With Green & Wilcox returning, although not centers, they are good rebounders.
Amazing though that Pierce played PG when Rondo was out and was fantastic. However, at his age, I don't recommend he switch to PG !
By the way, re: suspension...one of the very basic Karate moves taught is that if someone is choking you, turn quickly & take your elbow & try & hit your attacker in the jaw, nose, face etc. Also, of course, for those into martial arts, try & step very hard on the foot of the person behind you. Take your fist & punch your other hand and then take your elbow & do it. The latter is considered one of the most lethal blows, deadlier than any punch. Is Artist a thug, mentally ill or not ? He should have been suspended for the rest of the season & they waited to see Harden had a mild concusion but he could have been maimed & career ending injured. 7 games suspension is an injustice !!!
Regarding having a great weekend, outcomes of the Sox & Celtic games will help!