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Celtics Mornong Joe: Celtics-discipline

Posted by shawn cassidy on February 25, 2012 at 2:50 AM



There's a designated time in the universe for everything. A time to limit, a time to expand. A time to rise,  a time to lower and lend a hand.A time to maintain, a time to abandon.Lending a hand has been key for the Celtics, and Pierce must do it with Rondo. Their is a time to develop, and a time to rest at random.A time to communicate, and a  time for silence.Doc is one of the best coaches out there, who can communicate, but why do the Celtics have major offensive struggles? When Doc asks for his players to do more, or to do less.When will he make up his  mind?

Their are times were the Celtics dominate, and they're are times when  they  captivate.



Rondo spoke to the media Friday.



Boston Herarld. com

“There’s not a lot of consistency,” said Rondo during yesterday’s All-Star media session. “That’s why our record is what it is. We may play well for two or three quarters and then go in a lull where we don’t score the ball, not a lot of ball movement, getting outrebounded, not taking care of the glass. I think we’ve lost maybe over half of our games by just not being disciplined, just simple mistakes in the fourth quarter.

“I know I have a couple of those mistakes, just leaving guys in the corner for 3-point shots, double-teaming when it’s not needed, just little mistakes like that where we’re not being disciplined and we’re beating ourselves.”

Having watched the last two games because of an NBA suspension for throwing a ball at referee Sean Wright, Rondo said, “I think for us basically we need to stay disciplined. We need to rebound the ball better and take care of the ball and just keep sharing the ball offensively. I think those three things are pretty simple, but we haven’t found a way to do it consistently.”

On the other side of the ballroom, Pierce was echoing similar themes as he prepared for his 10th All-Star Game.

“It does hurt, and it’s little things that are really killing us,” he said. “But I’m attributing a lot of that to the lack of practice time. But also it’s about the discipline and understanding what we’re trying to do. You know, when we come out of timeouts we need to have guys listening and understanding what (coach) Doc (Rivers) is telling us and go out and execute.

“That’s the most frustrating part about it. Hopefully we have a better focus going into the next half of the season to where we’re concentrating on all the little things, to where we don’t have execution mishaps, especially after the timeouts.”

Long way back

Pierce traveled a tough road to this weekend, missing training camp with a sore heel and playing his way back into shape.

“I’m just thankful,” Pierce said of his selection as a reserve by the coaches. “It’s a tribute to my hard work, trying to get back to the level where I’m used to playing.”

As for the early injury, he said, “That was one of the hardest things I had to do, because I never had to go through that at the beginning of the season. The heel injury really set me back to where I couldn’t even get on the court and get up and down the court and get in basketball shape. I spent like three weeks not even being able to do that, and I pretty much used the games to get in shape. It was hard on my body.

“It was definitely an up hill climb for me.”

Good to be here



  To discipline the soul, All you need to know,Is that it holds The needs of the body And the needs of the spirit In equal tow. It's a thought, about the Celtics issues, but   discipline isn't even the whole story this seasson.





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3 Comments

Reply paul
7:41 AM on February 25, 2012 
Nice comments, Shawn. I love that phrase, 'resting at random'. Slack.

And the Enigma speaks! I like what Rondo has to say more than what you quote from Pierce. Pierce seems to be making excuses. Also, Rondo points the finger at himself, and at chronic mistakes, where Pierce seems to be pointing the finger at others, and particularly at newcomers to the team, and really, he seems to be just talking convenient, plausible nonsense. It's very disappointing that both basically cite Doc's holy grail and explanation for everything that ever goes wrong: execution. Do they not recognize that this seems to depict a system for playing basketball that is devoid of improvisation, creativity, inspiration, fun? Pierce, in particular, speaks as though players should be automotons. Rondo, again, seems to go well beyond the issue of execution - which is important, of course - to a deeper question:

Rondo said, ?I think for us basically we need to stay disciplined. We need to rebound the ball better and take care of the ball and just keep sharing the ball offensively. I think those three things are pretty simple, but we haven?t found a way to do it consistently.?

He's not using the word, but he's talking about inspiration. He's talking about a sense of shared purpose that unites and motivates. I think Simmons touched on a big part of the reason for the lack of that; that Ainge turned ubuntu into I-bullshit-you. Of course, Simmons was just BSing himself. He didn't mean what he was saying. He's not capable of being that candid, I think. But he was, for once, speaking the truth. Danny Ainge was the North (station) Wind, blowing the fragile but brave ship Ubuntu onto the rocks and reefs of The Trade a year ago, and the Trade Winds haven't stopped blowing since. It's a tribute to Ubuntu that shreds and tatters of it still bob around on the waters of the Celtics' present, and sometimes a timber and a bit of cloth will float together to form a kind of ubuntu raft, which unfortunately falls apart after a few days, and ends up being only a reminder.

What could change this? Paul and Rajon could, but they'd have to stop preening (especially Paul), and start talking like two people who know that they really have to figure out a riddle, because Danny is standing right there in the background with a sword for the Celtics' gordian knot, and a finger on the Ainge Express.
Reply Franklin
10:22 AM on February 25, 2012 
Yeah Paul, Pierce is that type of leader, and Rondo hold the team, and hisself accountable. Just can't wait for the second half of the season to get under way.
Reply paul
6:23 PM on February 25, 2012 
Franklin says...
Yeah Paul, Pierce is that type of leader, and Rondo hold the team, and hisself accountable. Just can't wait for the second half of the season to get under way.


I'm excited about it too!