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Rondo thinks the team will be different with Bradley back
« on: December 22, 2012, 09:40:59 AM »

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"I don't want to put it on one player, but when [Avery [Bradley] comes back, we're going to be a completely different team," said Rondo. "He'll help us out a lot, especially on the defensive end. He's a physical guard and I think we need that type of effort, that type of energy that he brings to the game and it's kind of contagious."

Then in a brief moment of levity, Rondo stared into a television camera and declared, "So I'm putting all the pressure on you, Avery. No, I'm just playing."


I'm actually in agreeance with this, and I think we will start to play better as a team once he is back in the starting lineup.

1. Our defense last year was poor until we inserted Bradley into the starting lineup.\

2. our starting lineup has been 4/5 of the same guys but has been poor..the one guy they are missing: Avery Bradley.

if you have an Elite perimiter defender, and an elite defender as a Big, it is going to cover up for alot of the mistakes of others.

alot of these games we are losing we cant stop the other teams perimeter players...Bradley can bottle up those guys

Re: Rondo thinks the team will be different with Bradley back
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 09:43:54 AM »

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Bradley may certainly help. But I don't think the pressure he puts on the opposing guards will entirely compensate for the fact that the big men cannot rotate or stop pick and rolls right now.
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Re: Rondo thinks the team will be different with Bradley back
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2012, 09:44:29 AM »

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I couldn't agree more with Rondo. Bradley is very important.

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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2012, 09:48:26 AM »

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Bradley won't hurt, but what this team needs
now is a low-post offensive presence beyond
Pierce. Pierce is going to burn out charging
the basket alone. We need 1-2 BIGS who can
get in the paint and rebound.
Without that, this team is going nowhere.

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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2012, 10:18:25 AM »

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I couldn't agree more with Rondo. Bradley is very important.

And he shouldn't be, but looking at how we play, it's become.clear that he's indeed very important.

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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2012, 10:44:47 AM »

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More Players, just WHAT Doc needs  :'(

p.s. I am not saying the team doesnt.

The only way this will work with Cs coached as they are is
if after Bradley comes back They pull a 4 for one trade, shorten the roster get a Prime Center and give doc 8 players who actually are commited to play D and play decent offense.
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2012, 11:13:16 AM »

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I'm sure what Rondo really wanted to say was that Bradley will cover up most of Rondo's defensive deficiencies, which are the cause of all of the dribble penetration and the pressure on our big men to step up and cover for him.

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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2012, 11:25:21 AM »

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I guess Rondo's been reading too much CelticsBlog.   :P

I am very excited for Avery's return.  I don't think he's the key to making us a contender, but he's certainly going to help in a big way.

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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2012, 11:38:35 AM »

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ya, but if you have a guard who is an elite defender and can guard the pick & roll and keep opposing guards from getting past you it elimiinates the need for your bigs to step up.

everyone is focused on the bigs, but we were an elite team defensivly last year with bass at the 4 and KG at the 5...the only difference was we had an elite defender in Bradley starting...right now we are starting Jason Terry

the problem isnt our bigs, its the inability of our guards to cover anyone. when guards get penetration they have to leave their man and the bigs have to step up.

thats why guys like Splitter etc. are left so wide open. KG has to step out.

imagine Bradley on monte ellis last night instead of Terry...I would imagine he wouldnt get into the paint as much. or would have to work MUCH harder to get his shots off
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Re: Rondo thinks the team will be different with Bradley back
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2012, 11:48:30 AM »

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It will be nice to see Bradley back but he isnt going to be a savior by any means. I just dont see the need to panic like 85% of celtics nation at the moment. Inserting Bradley into the lineup will help but I still think we need to make a trade for a starting center to put us over the top.



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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2012, 11:50:45 AM »

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We will be better, but I don't think Bradley is the difference between a 500 team and a contender

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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2012, 12:01:11 PM »

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This vid sounds a bit like OUR situation..



Can't wait until AB gets back.

No..he's not an MVP candidate. He's not even a "Core" player, yet.

But to all the Non-Believers:

Can't Wait..until AB gets back.

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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2012, 12:06:44 PM »

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We will be better, but I don't think Bradley is the difference between a 500 team and a contender

it nearly was last year...it also helped that Stiemsma became a legit rotation big though defensively

when you replace arguably your worst defensive wing(terry) with an elite one(bradley) it has to help improve yoru team defense

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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2012, 12:10:24 PM »

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We will be better, but I don't think Bradley is the difference between a 500 team and a contender
I don't either but I do think Bradley is the difference from a Brooklyn Nets level team (first or second round of playoffs and out) and a legitimate title contender.

I think Bradley, in addition to the Big Three, is the piece that puts Boston in the title mix.

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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2012, 12:32:40 PM »

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Bradley is an elite defensive player...probably the 2nd best on our team besides KG...when you add a player like that to the lineup it IS going to have an effect on the way you play because he can cover up for alot of our other players deficiencies