o and obv forgot Bruins goin down fools! DONT MESS THE THE NOTE.
- Going small is going to benefit LAC. Sure, DEN could go small and put Barnes or Parsons at the 4 to pull out the defender, but Blake and Carroll can defend out to the perimeter just fine. However, on the flip side, DEN doesn't have anyone Blake couldn't abuse if they went small.
- LAC's frontcourt is a bit interesting. It intrigues me that they went with Turiaf/Bonner as rotation guys. In my opinion, both Blake and Jordan will likely have to be seeing near 40 minutes per game, and Reggie Evans seems to bring everything Turiaf does and then some. It would be smart to slide down Carroll, too.
- I think BG has it spot on when saying Koufos will need ~28 minutes. Vucevic is a finesse center who gets the double-doubles but can't provide much toughness down low. Koufos is the type of guy who gives Blake and DJ fits down low, and I think Denver absolutely needs to take advantage of that.
DJ is on DKC Orlando. The frontcourt combo is Griffin - Jefferson.
As much as I like pierce and kg I can't ever bring myself to support the nets. I really like Lowry/derozan and I just want to see the raptors do well. The fact that the nets have their roots from New Jersey and everything about them just (bleeping bleeps)
The concept of Rondo on a bad team is not a hypothetical situation. He was on a poor team at the start and he was on a worse team this past season. In both cases, he did not perform at an all star level. He did not appear to perform better because he was "featured" more.I don't understand. It's indicative of something that he didn't perform at an All-Star level as a rookie and then coming off an ACL tear in the middle of the season with no training camp?
interesting topic. All we have to go on is our own judgement but i would think that it would've take him longer to mature, both in terms of skills and attitude.
FWIW, i think there are a lot of talented PG's out there, on less heralded teams. Kyle Lowry has really come into his own. Goran Dragic is another amazing talent. If Rondo was on a random team, I think he would've joined these group of guys who will regularly be underrated by fans of other teams.
Sure, by all the people who can't differentiate between someone who's a 4 time all-star, been on 4 all-defense teams and has been on or on the fringes of multiple all-nba teams from players his own age who have never even been all-stars. Sadly, there are plenty of those people out there. It's true those two are coming into their own, but they're doing it 4-5 years older than Rondo did.
the difference in where we're coming from is that I dont think Rondo would've been a 4-time all star, and all-defense as quickly. Eventually, most likely yes, because the talent is there. But as I said, I think it would've taken longer for his skills and attitude to mature.
Rondo would have taken on a bigger role on offense earlier and have been putting up bigger stats when he was younger, plus you wouldn't have seen all the ridiculous claims that his success was due to playing with the big three. There were people here who noticed Rondo's skills (and the possibility that he'd become the player he did) during his first few rookie exhibition games. It's very unlikely that giving him a bigger role earlier in his career would have slowed his development.