Re: What do you think is fair to extend Rondo at?
posted at 7/21/2014 11:15 PM EDT
In response to aciemvp's comment:
5 years and 75 million for a guy who can barely shoot over 60% on free throws, shoots 25% on 3's and stinks? are you kidding me? let someone else make that mistake. IF you were going to keep rondo, since NOBODY has shown any serious interest in him, i'd sign him to an incentive laden contract starting at 8 million and if he shoots 70% free throws then add 2 million. if he shoots 75% free throws with a certain bogey that he has to take at least 3 a game, while averaging over 15 points then add another 4 million. pay him how he plays. right now he plays 7-8 million dollar ball. that's it.
his game has DETERIORATED markedly since he started crafting his game around FARMING pierce, KG and ray for assists with the reverse system of SSOL. rondo's system is called run the shot clock out pounding the ball to at least 7 seconds, maybe 5 seconds then pass it to someone else to shoot so he won't have to take any open outside shots. pathetic.
a contending team could hide a bimbo like rondo a lot better than a bad team. but let's face it- he's unappealing on all fronts- he's no longer the exciting penetrating disruptor that he used to be. he's a ball control freak. he started shooting a little more coming off his injury with horrid results. he had a whole year to blast up thousands of set shots and free throws and came back no better than before. that tells you how many shots he actually took during rehab. not many.
lol you are such a joke. You would pay him an extra 2 million dollars for shooting free throws well? You should be a gm of a team.
You are one of those guys that looks at one thing and one thing only on a boxscore sheet: Point Total. You have no actual feel for how the game is played, otherwise you would understand that the basketball IQ Rondo displays alone is worth that lowball offer you think he is worth. How many point guards in the league distribute the ball like Rondo? My guess is zero. Who in the league gets players easier shots than Rondo gets his teammates over, and over, and over. How many point guards in the league run down in the paint and jump with guys 8-9 inches taller to secure rebounds? Not many. How many point guards in the league up their play in the playoffs, against better competition, when everything matters just a little bit more? How many point guards step up for their teams and guard Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant in crucial situations? All of them right?
Yes, Rondo is just another average guy. Everyone does what he does. That's why his name is in trade rumors every other day, bc no one wants him. That's why Kobe, Melo, Lebron and DWade, stars in this league, have raved about him. That's why his teammates, PP, Shaq, Keyon Dooling, Avery Bradley, Sullinger, J Terry, have raved about him. That's why KG called him the leader of the team 3 years ago. Because he is useless. bc he is worthless.