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The truth is... we don't need Rondo to play 40 minutes a game. That's the lesson to be learned.
Quote from: BudweiserCeltic on January 08, 2013, 11:12:23 AMThe truth is... we don't need Rondo to play 40 minutes a game. That's the lesson to be learned.Definitely, he's better when he doesn't have to play massive minutes.Hopefully Bradley will allow Doc to avoid running him into the ground, though usually its our offensive breakdowns that make Doc put Rondo back in.
Come playoff time, there's no other I want more on this team than Rondo. "He coasts 50% ofthe regular season." Yeah, that's called pacing himself. See: Derrick Rose. When you're a small guy whose game relies on getting into the paint, your body's going to take a beating. So he takes it easy sometimes in the regular season. I don't remotely care.People seem to be griping that he isn't wearing himself out chasing regular season MVP trophies, I think he'd much rather have a Finals MVP trophy and he knows he has to be healthy to do that.
We only need him when he his mind is on the ball game and not off in lala land somewhere. His play is either terrible or incredible. Not many games inbetween. He needs to stop walking the ball, killing the offense pressure, get the ball in play, don't stand there dribbling for 15 seconds. The Celtics ball movement was 1000X better WITHOUT RONDO in lasts nights game...turnovers were down ....Frankly the Celtics looked better last night without him. Mainly becasue Rondos lact of energy on defense and inabilitiy focus destroys the team many times.
Unless we're trading him for a good point guard *and* a good big man, there's no sense in getting rid of him.
I created THIS THREAD last year saying we should trade Rondo because of his immaturity and emotion. He is far too immature and emotional to be the leader of a title contender. When the emotion is on and works, he is a superstar, but when the emotion is off he plays poorly, doesn't hustle, is very inconsistent, and finds himself often making stupid decisions (getting T'd up, and sometimes ejected or suspended). In addition, Rondo also would net the greatest return given his ability, production, and contract. Thus I'm all for trading Rondo, I just wouldn't move him just to move him, but if Boston could get back good value, I would be all for it.Something like this 3 team trade would be good for me.Boston gets Cousins, Robinson, BrooksSacramento gets Rondo, Gay, MeloMemphis gets Evans, Salmons, Bass