Re: You're starting a Team. Who is your PG?
posted at 1/6/2013 4:46 PM EST
In response to BaileyPowe's comment:
now THIS IS SOME GOOD FACT-CRAFTING!!! nobody balls like rondo in the playoffs?! 14.5pt, 9.2 dimes, 44% FG, 27% 3PT FG, 64% FT
you know what, you're right, nobody DOES ball like that in the playoffs. 64% FT for an 'elite' point guard is unheard of. 14.5 pts/gm is .... underwhelming
i notice you left out rebounds and steals. why should that be? the answer is obviously because rondo leads paul, westbrook and parker in playoff per game rebounds and trails only paul in playoff per game steals and to include those stats is to detract from your premise.
i'm fine with free speech, acie, as long as it's valid. what you're stating in your previous two posts is not.
so he gets 5 rebs a game and 2 steals a game. the rebs are nice and the steals are awful. constant gambling. that lets his man loose for steaming-down-the-lane wholesome goodness for attacking the rim or dishing to whoever's man's man who came to switch. this is not greatness. despite his superior quickness to move his feet laterally, any given night rondo manages to be anywhere from horrendous on defense (most nights) above average (only once in a while).
what i find disgusting about him is that if he had any mental discipline he'd be a top 3 point guard in the league. and i don't care if he never made a 3 pointer in his life in doing so. he wouldn't have to. eventually, later in his career, he'd take and make some.
but rondo has followed a trajectory of NON development par none. those who say "magic stank at shooting when he came into the league" .... by year 2 magic was high 70's % free throws and never looked back. tony parker- same claim made- by year 2, parker was over 70% FT's and never looked back and only got better- and was never, but for a brief period of time (NOT SEVEN YEARS AND COUNTING) a liability in the half court offense that allowed his man to sag off and/or rendered him useless (not a threat) once he passed the ball to someone else
as you notice today, right now, rondo will pass the ball in our offense, when time gets tight, but he never cuts away from the ball or cuts down the lane. he stands still like a statue, so he can get the ball back again. you see, if he does it like that, then he can avoid becoming teats on a boar and having to "hiding in the corner"....
but he dominates the rock and our offense is so stagnant. none of this is necessary really. rondo's FTA's this year are lower than ever. he simply does not want to draw contact on drives. and so he doesn't. your good point guards mix up passing with driving with shooting. so far, rondo only has one of those three things that he does consistently in SEVEN YEARS in the league