Sportsnation's top PG's

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    In the areas that "can't be measured by stats", Rondo doesn't take second place to anyone.  Court awareness, stepping up when the pressure is on, leadership (despite playing with three veteran players), fearlessness, and an ethic that is all about winning.

    This last season, Rondo was the best player on what was at least the second best team in the NBA.  Chris Paul, Steve Nash, Deron Williams - none of them can top that.

    As for refusing to talk about an actual game, pud, since when do we measure the ranking of a player among his peers on the basis of a single game?  A player can be terrible in one game, or super-human - it doesn't matter when compared against a season's performance.  But if you want to talk about a single game, how about the second game of the Finals?  I would love to hear your take on the game in which Rondo had a triple double.  Or would you prefer to discuss the 7th game?  That's the one in which Rondo came within 2 rebounds of a triple double and was the best player on the floor.

    CVD, there was not a single instance of Kobe's "sagging ten feet off of Rondo" in the entire series.  That is pure hyperbole.  And one of the reasons that Kobe did "sag" off Rondo was that if he had played up on him, Rondo would have gone by him easily - despite Kobe's status as a first team All-NBA defensive player. 

    As I have shown before, Kobe's defense against Rondo in the Finals had the grand effect of shaving one tenth of one percent off of Rondo's season-long production average.   Great strategy!
     
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    J/C: Okay, lets talk game.

    You are in the Laker huddle and overhear PHil Jackson giving the team defensive instructions to begin the 4th quarter, game 7 of the 2010 finals. Lakers are down 4 and seem to have the momentum as the final quarter is about to begin.

    PJ is explaining  how to defend Rondo in the half court game.

    What is PJ saying to his team?

    Pud
     
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    The problem in the real game seven Pud is that Rondo did not have the ball in his hands PP did. There might have been a missed free throw or shot but we would have scored points in that last few minutes and most like won.  PP killed us or Artest did depending how you look at it. If Rondo dominated the ball in the last  minutes it would have been much better. Games two and five are examples of that outcome.
     
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    The problem in the real game seven Pud is that Rondo did not have the ball in his hands PP did. There might have been a missed free throw or shot but we would have scored points in that last few minutes and most like won.  PP killed us or Artest did depending how you look at it. If Rondo dominated the ball in the last  minutes it would have been much better. Games two and five are examples of that outcome.
    Posted by concord27


    Concord:

    I am sure that PJ covered PP too in his defensive pep talk before the 4th quarter began. J/C can certainly expand what he is hearing to include references to the Celtic scorers.

    Maybe we can take a glimpse inside the Celtic huddle too to hear what Doc is saying to Rondo and CPP after J/C gives us his take on PJ.

    Pud
     
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    anyone remember not being able to shoot being what people said about DJ back in the day?  hey, if Rhondo could become a more compfortable mid range shooter, he'll probably go down as one of the best point guards ever.

    you also don't get stats for things like, faking your shot on the break, making LJ look like a goat as he jumps through the roof planning on a flashy trademark block, only to wrap a behind the back pass to your teammate for an easy 2.  those plays take the heart out of your opponent, and this guy makes more of those plays than anyone else in the league.  and who is a better rebounding guard?  never mind PG.
     
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    anyone remember not being able to shoot being what people said about DJ back in the day?  hey, if Rhondo could become a more compfortable mid range shooter, he'll probably go down as one of the best point guards ever. you also don't get stats for things like, faking your shot on the break, making LJ look like a goat as he jumps through the roof planning on a flashy trademark block, only to wrap a behind the back pass to your teammate for an easy 2.  those plays take the heart out of your opponent, and this guy makes more of those plays than anyone else in the league.  and who is a better rebounding guard?  never mind PG.
    Posted by jeezem


    He gets any sort of a consistent midrange game and he is lights out.

    Pud
     
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