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Rondology: Bend But Don't Break

Posted by paul on April 3, 2012 at 2:50 PM


I'm glad that Ray Allen is apparently going to be back tomorrow night.  I"m not happy that he is apparently going to start over Avery Bradley.  

I think that Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley are magic together.  I think that Ray Allen would be magic coming off the bench.  I think that Avery starting gives us a much more powerful defense when we start games, yet we don't lose offensively.  When Bradley starts next to Rondo, Pierce and Rondo seem to attack the basket more freely.   Rondo, Pierce, KG and Bass seem to be able to work pick and roll combinations all night long.  Rondo seems to control the tempo  a lot more.  He seems to feel more in control, probing the defense and sometimes manipulating it at will.  Rondo and Pierce seem to work off each other better.    Bradley seems to be an effective spot up outlet, and a brilliant cutter.  He may be the best finisher on the team at this point.

It seems to me that once again Doc has chosen to pander to his aging superstars.   It seems to me that Ray Allen could be a powerhouse coming off the bench, giving the second unit an offensive punch that they've lacked, possibly even giving the Celtics a true Sixth Man, something we haven't had for a long time.    I could see Ray Allen revitalizing the Sixth Man role and establishing a new legend for himself there.

Once again, it seems to me, Rondo will have to adapt his role as leader to a changing circumstance.  I hope Rondo won't stop attacking the basket, often passing from the heart of the paint to a cutter or someone spotted up, such as  Ray!

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4 Comments

Reply Franklin
3:26 PM on April 3, 2012 
Big fear is that we waste too much time setting Ray up, and the defense goes down,and isn't this team defense first? Ray would be great off the bench,why have an ego at 36? He's very lucky to even be good enough to stay in the league at his age. Should Ray ask to move to bench. Doc this season is all u! Danny blew it last season,and its your turn?
Reply paul
3:39 PM on April 3, 2012 
Franklin says...
Big fear is that we waste too much time setting Ray up, and the defense goes down,and isn't this team defense first? Ray would be great off the bench,why have an ego at 36? He's very lucky to even be good enough to stay in the league at his age. Should Ray ask to move to bench. Doc this season is all u! Danny blew it last season,and its your turn?


I don't get it. The energy between Bradley and Rondo is so strong, and the offense seems so much smoother. It's like this team finally found it's groove. I too don't understand why Ray seems to be having a big ego about this.
Reply Celticslifer
3:44 PM on April 3, 2012 
What if the Celtixs lose the next few games. Does Doc have no choice but to change it up. Look at the Spurs. I think Shawn usually points out, Look at Manu for years coming off the bench.
Reply paul
4:50 PM on April 3, 2012 
Celticslifer says...
What if the Celtixs lose the next few games. Does Doc have no choice but to change it up. Look at the Spurs. I think Shawn usually points out, Look at Manu for years coming off the bench.


With Bradley and Rondo it seems like we hit the other team hard early in both halves.