Re: TANK OR TRADE
posted at 1/2/2013 1:46 PM EST
In response to Celtsfan4life's comment:
In response to Fierce34's comment:
Rondo has already proven he can still improve. This season his shooting % has gone up compared to last season. He's also just 26 years old. So Rondo can still get better. If not then the Celts can always trade him next season or before he become a FA in 2015.
Right now it's unfair to say that Rondo is part of the problem.
Come on, Fierce, time to fess up to some intellectual honesty on this one. Rondo is not part of the problem? Really?
Rondo's clearly not the ONLY problem but it is equally clear that he is PART of the problem. Watch the Spurs, for example, and see how Parker pushes the ball and is often a one man fast break. Watch him clearly create early in the shot clock and when he goes to the hole he either scores or kicks the ball out. That starts the ball rotating and forces the opposition defense to rotate and switch. After the 2nd or 3rd pass, they have a wide open jumper, often a 3 pointer.
That's how we used to play and why we led the league in field goal %...the ball moved! As Rondo became a star (and was told this is HIS team), he held the ball looking for that one hero/ESPN highligh pass that created an assist for him. As he became a star, he's improved his shooting but he's not TRYING to score to take the load off others.
Again, look at Parker, Paul, Westbrook, Rose, Jennings, or (yuck) Isiah Thomas against us!....they all score and get their team easy buckets. Saves their big men from always having to score and get double teamed. Gives them offensive rebound opportunities, as well, when the PG breaks down the defense. We need Rondo to do that!
Rondo CLEARLY has the skills to do this but chooses not to....even when Doc is pleading from he sidelines for him to push the pace and move the ball. He CHOOSES to walk it up and dribble for 15 to 18 seconds while he's directing traffic as if no one but him knows how to play the game!
He clearly plays below his potential and it hurts the team. All that and I haven't even mentioned his matador defense. He's is definitely part of our problem, not the whole problem and not the biggest problem, but a big part of our problems. I am not an advocate for trading Rondo, but I do think Danny and Doc need to get in his rear or sit him more!
Very true. Well put. Rondo is definitely part of the Cs problem. I say if they can trade him, by all means do it. This team would improve. He is so caugt up in what Fierce call assists, that he forgets about the game at hand.