|Posted by shawn cassidy on February 12, 2012 at 1:25 AM|
Look at that form in the picture, it looks pretty good right? Rondo hasn't showcased his improved jump shot for a couple of games. He hit a few jumpers in the Laker game, but during that span, he's had some awful looking jumpers that keep us all guessing. I can't even imagine how Rondo feels these days. He deals with trade rumors every other week, and his team may have turned him off, or in some fans eyes it's Rondo checking out. I tend to be in the middle at this point. Don't forget Rondo has been back for just five games after his wrist injury. It took Pierce about ten games to get back into the swing of things. Rondo is my third favorite Celtic of all-time, and I want him to remain in Boston more than anything. But I try not to have blinders on when looking at Rondo. I want to be his biggest critic, and his biggest supporter. Rondo has skills that no other NBA player can even imagine having. Change is scary to many people, and I think Doc might be one of those people. We know what Rondo looks like with his leash off. He's the best pure point guard in the NBA.
Rondo is not Stockton, but he has Stockton like qualities. Rondo is not Steve Nash, but he has Nash like qualities. So what point guard in NBA history has a similar career path as Rondo? I think everything points to Jason Kidd. What can we learn from Jason Kidd's career? What do we know about Kidd's career? For starters Kidd has a career field goal percentage of 40.1%. He was always a poor shooter, and scorer. But that didn't stop Kidd from being the best player on his team, and it didn't stop Kidd from taking the Nets to back-to-back NBA finals. Kidd did everything else that helped his team win, the only thing that Kidd didn't do was shot the ball well. In the later part of Kidd's career which has been the last three seasons. Kidd has become a better shooter.
So can the Celtics win with Rondo the way he is? Should the Celtics look to change the offense to fit Rondo's game? I feel like the Celtics have the answers for the test right in front of them, but they do not care, and they take the test without the answers. I have an answer for the fans calling for Rondo's head because he dribbles out the shot clock sometimes. It's simple Rondo is running what Doc wants. Rondo is so focused on making the play,that he's unable to be himself. One thing I have always admired in Rondo was his toughness, and his ability to rise to the occasion. Who could forget the many classic Rondo games. He may have changed the NBA landscape by leading the Celtics to victory in game four of the 2010 playoff series against Cleveland. If the Celtics lose game four the Cavs win the series, and maybe the finals.
When it comes to Rondo the Celtics say one thing, and they act on it differently. What happened to Rondo going to the foul line? Doc wants ten attempts a game, and does that rule still stand for Rondo? The Celtics need a clear goal, and if it isn't Rondo than I am a loss for words.