Re: TANK OR TRADE
posted at 1/1/2013 7:08 PM EST
Basically what you're saying is we need more from Rondo.
The facts don't support your claim. Rondo's not the problem, he just has to do more.
But I have proof about KG being a bigger problem than you think.
After KG came back from injury in 2009-10, he averaged 14.3 ppg and 7.3 rpg. The Celts only won 50 games that season.
The following season, 2010-11, KG averaged 14.9 ppg and 8.9 rpg. Celts ended up winning 56 games.
When KG averaged a double-double and led the Celts in scoring in the 2008 playoffs, the Celts won a championship.
It's not that hard to figure out the Celts only goes as far as where KG takes them.
The facts don't support my contention? Maybe your facts don't but the facts that most of the rest of us see comes from the game performance. Pierce and KG are older, Ray is gone, and the guy who's supposed to be our up and comer is not taking up any of the load. The proof is in his playoff performance vs his current season performance. Rondo IS part of the problem, as is KG and Green and Terry. But KG isn't getting younger so we all have to expect him and Paul to perform at a lower level than previous years. Rondo is now in his prime and its his time to step up. If its HIS team as KG, Doc, and others have said, he must step up. Even Magic and other announcers have highlighted that Rondo needs to score more for this team to win. He also needs to defend better and surely you can see that.
KG is of massive importance, but he needs better performance from Rondo, as well.
moreover, you don't really think we are all going to accept your assertion that the sole difference between today's Celtics and the 2008 championship is KG averaging a double-double, do you? What about Posey, Perk, Ray, Paul being younger and more effective, etc? You can't pull out one stat and tell me that's why the Celts aren't winning. That's not even a rational post, man.
but, if I'm wrong and everyone else thinks:
1. Rondo is not a part of our problem and
2. KG is our biggest iissue
then I'll drop it.