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Rondo outplayed in 5 of last 7 games
« on: January 12, 2013, 01:12:39 AM »
Rondo has been outplayed by opposing PG's in 5 of the last 7 games and one was close to a tie.

All of these are efficiency ratings from popcornmachine.net

1. Lin outplayed him 19 to 14
2. Dragis outplay him 13 to 5
3. Rondo was a +24, but Teague was +16 and Lou was a +26.  This could be called a tie.
4. +23 vs. Indy.  Dominated!!!!
5. Conley dominated Rondo 29 to 12.
6. Isiah Thomas dominated Rondo 29 to 10.
7. Chris Paul outplayed RR 12 to 9.

What has happened to Rondo of late??  It seems that since the "STREAK" ended he is playing half-heartedly and seemingly disinterested. 

Thoughts??

$11 million this season is a LOT to play for someone that seems to take off large chunks of the season to me!!!!!

Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated!!! 

I know that he is leading the league in assists.  In this stretch he averaged only 8.4 assists (sounds silly, but well off his season's pace!!) and 3.86 turnovers.  That is only slightly over a 2 to 1 ratio.  This too is well of his season's pace to this point!!

What make this so frustrating is that Rondo can be one of the five most dominant players in this league IF he puts his mind to it.  Where has his mind been?? 

I know that we have won five in a row and all, but Rondo was suspended for one of those, was outplayed in 2 of those, and some might argue that he was virtually tied in the Atlanta win.  He only dominated his position in one of those five wins.

Thoughts?

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Re: Rondo outplayed in 5 of last 7 games
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 01:13:51 AM »
To be fair I'm pretty sure he's still getting over an injury

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Re: Rondo outplayed in 5 of last 7 games
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 01:17:51 AM »
I'd rather a strong group effort over one guy putting up big numbers or playing hero ball and we lose as a result of that.
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Re: Rondo outplayed in 5 of last 7 games
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 01:18:49 AM »
Not concerned at all....aren't we winning?

And he's still the leader of this team.

I personally don't care if Rondo is outplayed in the next 20 games...as long as we win the vast majority of those games he's doing his job.

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Re: Rondo outplayed in 5 of last 7 games
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 01:18:50 AM »
The real problem you're having is that you're looking at the efficiency stat. Its garbage.

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Re: Rondo outplayed in 5 of last 7 games
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2013, 01:22:55 AM »
How about a pedestrian 2 to 1 assist to turnover ratio??  That is MORE than efficiency rating!!!

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Re: Rondo outplayed in 5 of last 7 games
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2013, 01:25:17 AM »
I'd rather a strong group effort over one guy putting up big numbers or playing hero ball and we lose as a result of that.

Nothing could be more true.  This is how sports (ANY SPORT) are meant to be played.

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Re: Rondo outplayed in 5 of last 7 games
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2013, 01:27:15 AM »
How about a pedestrian 2 to 1 assist to turnover ratio??  That is MORE than efficiency rating!!!
His season overall average is 3 to 1, going down to 2 to 1 for a stretch isn't a surprise. Especially when he's dominating the ball less and shooting a bit more.

He's playing better defense which is probably more important to our current winning streak. Our overall number of assists as a team have held steady at around our season average as well.

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Re: Rondo outplayed in 5 of last 7 games
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2013, 01:33:03 AM »
I do think there is some concern about our starting unit the past few games. So far it hasn't produced very well for us.

I think that is more what's going on than Rondo's individual play.

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Re: Rondo outplayed in 5 of last 7 games
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2013, 01:34:19 AM »
I still think he's dealing with that injury a bit and we are winning, so I'm good.

He will be back to his normal self soon enough.

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Re: Rondo outplayed in 5 of last 7 games
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2013, 01:38:37 AM »
I do think there is some concern about our starting unit the past few games. So far it hasn't produced very well for us.

I think that is more what's going on than Rondo's individual play.

KG and Pierce pretty much exclusively take jump shots (particularly the last few games).  Rondo plays his most minutes with them, and passes the ball to them more than any other player.

Pierce went 2.5 games without a free throw attempt.  Dead giveaway he's not playing aggressive (dogging it somewhat).  Pierce has been money with the 3 lately, though, so he has been able to get away with it.
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Re: Rondo outplayed in 5 of last 7 games
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2013, 01:52:05 AM »
I agree. I'll take a team win over monster games triple doubles but lose.

I think Rondo has been watching/learning how his teammates play, and is playing to their strengths.

If you watch the games closely you will see that he is letting AB call plays, and even CLEE. He's not pounding the ball on the top of the key as much anymore.
Tons of ball movement.

I think he's called a great game on a calling plays standpoint.

I think its a good thing.
Chemistry is building.

And lest we forget, Regular season Rondo is nothing compared to Playoffs Rondo.

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Re: Rondo outplayed in 5 of last 7 games
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2013, 01:52:55 AM »
I see a lot of this types of threads recently. People want to trade Rondo, portray him as a bad guy (which he isnt - per his team mates).

Be careful what you wish for, if Rondo was traded and replaced. We will lose all of this momentum.
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Re: Rondo outplayed in 5 of last 7 games
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2013, 01:56:18 AM »
This couldn't have been posted in one of the other multiple Rondo sucks threads?

Its becoming overkill at this point.

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Re: Rondo outplayed in 5 of last 7 games
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2013, 01:56:36 AM »
Why is Rondo all of a sudden seen as a problem or a dispensable player? Besides KG and PP he is still the most important player on this team. No matter how stifling Bradley's defense continues to be for the rest of season or no matter how many double double Sullinger puts up.

This team doesn't have a true PG besides Rondo. And he is one of the best in the league.
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