Re: We are already rebuilt!
posted at 2/23/2013 10:23 PM EST
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to jdm894g's comment:
What I don't get from some of the posters here is they claim Rondo didn't have horses to run with and now he is stiffling the offense by holding it to long? Really? How much running is in the half court? I have seen on numerous occassions Rondo was ahead on the break and the rest of the team was behind him.
The offense we run is suited for the players we have. Hold wait for option one(PP) to get open or option two(KG) and then its try again option three(RR, BB or AB).
I honestly think the ball sticking is waaaaay overblown. Is it Doc's play calling or RR doing it on purpose? This has been the offense for years and it has produced a banner and long play off runs. Now that the aging stars are on their down side folks are up in arms complaining.
When Rondo goes for 40+ folks cheer, but are upset when its just a triple double and we loose or squeek out a win. Rondo rebounds better than any player on the team. He has gotten the ball to his teammates in their sweet spot.
Rondo is not CP3, Westbrook, Rose, or any of those combo guards masquarading as point gaurds.
The ball sticking in Rondo's hands is not overblown. When Rondo was healthy this season, the Celts were always having issues with the shot-clock because Rondo is always trying to execute plays to perfection.
Now that Rondo's gone, the Celts usually shoot the ball when there are 10 seconds or more left in the shot-clock. The Celtic offense right now is more free-flowing.
It's also harder for opposing teams to defend the Celtics because everybody can shoot the ball. You can't leave Lee, Bradley, Bass, KG, or Pierce open in the perimeter.
There's no doubt that Rondo will be missed in the playoffs when he's at his best. But you take the good with the bad when it comes to Rondo.
The real issue is we don't have a center. The team lacks rebounding on both ends. They are a bunch of jump shooters. AB is not consistant. Lee is now more consistant. JT is inconsistant. KG is a 5/5 plan. He is a jump shooter. PP is a jump shooter. Slower than molasses at times going to the basket. He has recently reverted to hero ball. Bass has a jumper from about 15 feet that is now inconsistant.
IF they had a true center who could rebound and play some defense along with more than what Collins could give this team would have been a lot better.
Yeah the balls moves because it's a 6'8" and smaller team. They arent going to bang down low. KG plays like a SG. They still don't have a player who can draw a consistant double team and a player that can create their own shot.