Re: Temporary Sad Times For Rondo Lovers
posted at 1/30/2013 1:52 AM EST
In response to Karllost's comment:
CAnt buy into the Rondo is great some playoff time.. He sure has had some great statisical games, off the charts sometimes. HEs also had plenty of clunkers and also suspensions.. Same old up and down..
Teams like having mercenaries available for the playoffs.. lke PJ Brown was for us. THing is, ROndos here from the entire season, not just the playoffs.
I don tknow by which measure the poster feels Rondo is a much better defender than Irving... you mean the statistics like how many points scored agaisnt him>?? I hope not... then also measure the low level of opponent hes guarding often and their stats.... and the amount of fouls our big men take for having to swtich off to guard Rondos guy in the lane... or the points the opposing big men are getting off of assists or rebounds because our big men are chasing Rondos guy...
Point is, stats are nice if put in perspective. What I do notice is youre not very observant of Rondo over a period of time. If you were, you couldnt possibly claim hes so much better defensively.
So you say that Rondo is not great in the playoffs?
Well let's break it down
2008 - was a role player, played decently for a sophomore, it was his first playoff experience
2009 - averaged triple-double
2010 - was the motor of the Celtics, helped the team immensely on their way to the finals
2011 - showed his great spirit playing with the dislocated elbow
2012 - suspension was really unnecessary (although Pierce the Celtics still managed to win the game without him) and he was the only celtics' player (save KG) that played consistently well
i don't know how he's not great in the playoffs
It's hard to measure player's impact on the defensive end sometimes and i didn't see much of Irving but apparently the defense is not his strength whereas Rondo has shown that he's very good at it.