Rondo holds himself responsible for not stopping dribble penetrations, and it’s becoming more of an issue, especially against some of the game’s elite guards. Friday night, Rondo gets another difficult assignment in Westbrook.
“We’re making the same mistakes,” he said. “We’ve just got to do a better job of focusing at shootarounds in the mornings when we’re given an assignment.
“It’s a collective team effort. It starts with me. I’ve got to do a better job of pick-and-roll coverage and help the bigs rebound.
Come on, has been going on long time. Ive posted many times that Rondo may be the worse PG ever fighting thru picks.. to me he usually seems like he doesnt even try. He also isnt much better stopping penetration with his standard swipe from behind attempt as his opponent breezes by him.
THis is one of the major issues with the Celtic defense being vulnerable imo. Causing switching and our bigs to leave their opponent to help out..
Look, its hard for any guard to stop a good opposing guard from penetrating all the time, as well as fighting through all the picks... everyone can play in this league but Rondo seems to have perfected it.. For years hes been a poor defender imo but heaped praise by the NBA et al for all his steals etc... making all defensive teams too..
Is this just a stat award or do people actually watch him play defense??