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Is it just me or is Rondos increasing aggression awesome?
« on: February 07, 2011, 03:14:10 AM »
I think the last few games have brought back the old rondo as of late. Even in the loss to Dallas, i like the fact that took open line drives to the basket, looking to put up the floater or draw a foul on chandler or howard. He knew that howard didn't want to pick up a cheap foul and consistently took it to the middle knowing the magics weak front court bench situation.
Doc and the whole 'shoot 10 free throws every game' discussion has really helped him increase his confidence.
When he attacks the ring like he has been these past few games he is completely unstoppable because he forces the defenders to pick him or the teammate for the pass.

Fingers crossed that quise' is okay too, he was starting to play fantastic and the timing for this is just horrible for his career as a celtic.
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Re: Is it just me or is Rondos increasing aggression awesome?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011, 03:51:19 AM »
Absolutely ... Rage is at his best when he's attacking the basket and being aggressive, and the Celts are at their best when he's doing so. I really believe that Rondo has become the most important player on this team, (followed closely by KG, then Paul), because when he's not on the floor, the energy is completely different, and not nearly as assertive or fluid. Agree about 'Quis as well ... he was really starting to come into his own and be a real force for this team ... what an incredible blow this injury is. (TP)
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Re: Is it just me or is Rondos increasing aggression awesome?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 08:00:45 PM »
Just you? A few of us have been BEGGING for him to be more aggressive over the last few weeks haha. His recent aggression has been a relief.

When he's aggressive he doesn't just score more points for himself, he creates more opportunities for the team. We all know Rondo is a willing and gifted enough passer to make the right play. So when Rondo hears "be aggressive" he's very unlikely to misinterpret that to mean "go out there and jack up a ton of shots"

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Re: Is it just me or is Rondos increasing aggression awesome?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011, 08:08:37 PM »
It is awesome...
....and we'll need him to be just as (or more) aggressive when we play LA and Miami because of our depleted bench.




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Re: Is it just me or is Rondos increasing aggression awesome?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2011, 08:19:01 PM »
I also like Rondo's increasing willingness to shoot the jumper -- which eventually will pull defenders closer to him allowing him to fake and blow by them.  Still doesn't hit it at a great %, but he's got to shoot it in order to get more comfortable shooting during games.  I bet he's shot more 15-footers this year than his previous years combined.

As for Quis, we all wish him well and appreciate his play this year.  I have to admit, though, that I don't want to see him back ever if that type of incidental contact can cause paralysis (even if temporary this time). That is plain scary.

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Re: Is it just me or is Rondos increasing aggression awesome?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2011, 08:20:12 PM »
Big 3 probably went up to him and told him they were tired and he needed to do more until after the all-star break.

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Re: Is it just me or is Rondos increasing aggression awesome?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2011, 01:15:15 PM »
I'm very happy with him going to the line more. I think Doc's hope is that Rondo will get more confident and consistent from the line. If Rondo gets comfortable at the line and get close to shooting atleast 70% from the line this team will be truly unstoppable. Then we won't have to worry about him shooting in the 20-30% range from the line and we stop driving the lanes like he did in the finals last year.

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Re: Is it just me or is Rondos increasing aggression awesome?
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2011, 01:20:32 PM »
It would be nice if he would show that aggression by consistently fighting through picks, rather than lazily running over them, forcing other guys to help when it shouldn't be necessary. 

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Re: Is it just me or is Rondos increasing aggression awesome?
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2011, 01:29:58 PM »
It would be nice if he would show that aggression by consistently fighting through picks, rather than lazily running over them, forcing other guys to help when it shouldn't be necessary. 
I'm torn on this, because during a lot of games he gets killed on those picks. A lot of teams make it part of their strategy to set high and hard picks to try and wear him down. Especially given how infrequently illegal picks are called.

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Re: Is it just me or is Rondos increasing aggression awesome?
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2011, 01:48:09 PM »
I think he still needs to perfect when to attack and when to dish.

The only problem is, we have such efficient players around him while he is not (when he looks for his shot). He shoots a nice percentage overall, but that is like a center averaging 6 points a game on 63% shooting.
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Re: Is it just me or is Rondos increasing aggression awesome?
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2011, 01:48:55 PM »
  How many players actually stay with their man by fighting through picks? I'm not  sure opposing point guards in the lane with Rondo behind them and no help is a good situation to be in.

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Re: Is it just me or is Rondos increasing aggression awesome?
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2011, 01:57:04 PM »
He shoots a nice percentage overall, but that is like a center averaging 6 points a game on 63% shooting.

  That's something of an overstatement. How often would you expect that center to break 20 points?
 

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Re: Is it just me or is Rondos increasing aggression awesome?
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2011, 02:00:52 PM »
 How many players actually stay with their man by fighting through picks? I'm not  sure opposing point guards in the lane with Rondo behind them and no help is a good situation to be in.

Whoevers gaurding Ray :P

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Re: Is it just me or is Rondos increasing aggression awesome?
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2011, 02:03:43 PM »
 How many players actually stay with their man by fighting through picks? I'm not  sure opposing point guards in the lane with Rondo behind them and no help is a good situation to be in.

Whoevers gaurding Ray :P

  Yeah, because basically there's no difference between trying to catch up with Ray, who's running away from the basket without the ball, and a pg dribbling towards the basket with the ball...

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Re: Is it just me or is Rondos increasing aggression awesome?
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2011, 02:14:41 PM »
 How many players actually stay with their man by fighting through picks? I'm not  sure opposing point guards in the lane with Rondo behind them and no help is a good situation to be in.

First team All-Defenders need to be better at getting through picks.  That's the problem.  Rondo is a heck of a defender when he wants to be, unfortunately, he only plays good man to man defense on rare occasions, and instead prefers to "roam", which does not always help the team. 

 

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