Re: Trading Rondo !
posted at 12/15/2012 10:19 AM EST
In response to kyceltic's comment:
I think Rondo is the only real chip we have that could bring us anything worth while back. The question is what would he bring and would it be worth trading him!!
What if the Wiz offered Wall and Nene, for Rondo, Lee. and Bass. would you do that trade?
What if Utah offered Big Al, Milsaps, and Mo Williams, for Rondo. Green and Bass, what would you say to that !! I'm not saying i would or wouldn't do these trades, just throwing some ideas out there to think about!!
KY I agree with you on Rondo. He is our only chip. I think I am on board with he may be the one that needs to go. The biggest problem with that is we have not had a true back up point guard since we drafted Rondo. We have always had a 2 trying to play that or put PP in that role. PP can do that for a game or two but that is definetly not the answer. Rondo is our so called superstar. Well if we have the supporting cast to compete (which we don't until we get a big) then Rondo isn't being a superstar. If he is a real superstar he has to play like that every game. Even though he has made some jumpers this year and is definetly better at it, he still is not a scorer. He pretty much has to be wide open to make a shot. I am sick of walking the ball up the floor. So if we can't win even with Rondo might as well shop him and see what is out there.
We have to have a point guard come in, someone that can run a offense, and is a threat from 3 pt range. Right now we have no real 3 pt shot. PP can make some when he is open, JT can, JG can make them in the corner. Thats basically it. We need someone that gets points and averages 8 assists a game and doesn't dominate the ball. I posted earlier this year on how we played without Rondo. I went thru game to game and we had something like a 66% winning percentage when he doesn't play. Our all movement is a ton better. It is kind of like the Lakers and Kome dominating the ball. Who wants to play with someone that dominates the ball. If Rondo was scoring 20 a game, we could live with it. Komes team I am sure is sick of his ill advised shots. Barbosa pushes the ball 2 times faster than Rondo.
We need two things other than Rondo. We need someone to help Pierce score so his percantages go up. We need a defense first, athlectic big guy, that can rebound to help KG. How many scores has Rondo passed up to pass to someone else. Ridiculous. While it may seem that I am hating on Rondo, I am not. He is very talented but he obviously isn't as smart as Doc lets on.
Bottom line if don't win with Rondo and a group that I though was pretty good then it may be time to check out what we can get for him. I would sit PP and RR down for tonights game and MAKE someone step up for those two guys. Make JG step up and play. Make our guards play defense and see what they can do when they are involved.
Now to Doc. If players are not putting the effort out there, playing defense, rotating, hustling on the floor then pull them and put someone else in. If he starts pulling people that aren't producing then he may start getting better efforts.
He should have pulled Pierce last nite. His shot was bad. Only problem is Green has done nothing to show he is ready to take PP place. Rondo with his crappy, lazy turn overs should have been pulled. PP sitting on the bench last nite looked like he was not very happy. Not losing the game look, but disingaged. I have seen that from others as well.
Thru ranting, but Doc has to shake somethiing up. Number one I would quite the way we use KG. He needs more minutes during the stretch. Give him 35-40. Give him games off. That right there makes others have to play when he is out.
I know I am all over the place, i am frustrated because this team is not as bad as our record. There is a underlying problem here somewhere and Doc need sto figure it out.