Rondo's Simple To DO List:
Know your opponent. If he could shoot, drive, has speed & a scorers mentality (Kyrie Irving, Jameer Nelson, Jrue Holiday) etc... This should automatically eliminate you from the team defense. Stay at home. Leaving this man only brings detriment to the overall team's defense. When you're very late to close he shoots, if you close too early he uses speed & drives by you. When this happens K.G. is left to cover your mistakes, while trying to keep his man at bay. Simply put just don't play team defense. Stick to yours.
RUN!!!! LOL... For real that is about it. If this guy just played with more speed and simplicity, this team would be almost impossible to beat. I hear Tommy say it all the time about Rondo walking the ball up the floor. I still don't get why he does that, especially because it plays into what the opponents want him to do. Run simple sets & know your teammates, Try to be a 1 man fastbreak 80% of the time. If they close quickly simply reset & run a play or find the late runners like Pierce for a 3 or another shooter. I believe Rondo runs too many plays, Think the game way too much & all of that is just too overwhelming for his teammates, especially the new or young guys. Just "YOUTUBE TONY PARKER" to get a great idea of what happens when you RUN!!!!! Simple layups only Simple layups only Simple layups only Simple layups only Simple layups only Simple layups only Simple layups only Simple layups only Simple layups only