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As far as statistical production, after a brilliant start Rondo has now fallen to 3rd behind Chris Paul (well in the lead, as usual) and Russell Westbrook. Kyrie Irving is hot on Rondo's heals. Tony Parker and Steph Curry are right behind him as well. Rondo was 5th last year. Definitely a top 5 point guard. He's got weaknesses, though.
Not sure what the big mystery is here ... he's just plain been getting the rest of the team involved more.Have you noticed the huge improvement in bench contributions?The intensified defensive effort he's giving, and the energized team?The involvement and chemistry developing between the entire team?The more clarified roles and limited rotaion combinations?He has purposely taken less of a scoring role in order for this team to become more complete and cohesive.He's also a in a slight funk, but that happens, and will correct itself.Hopefully he's not reading the blogs much, cuz the number of absurd trade threads would discourage anyone.Man, this team is finally coming together in a big way, and people are still not encouraged or satisfied, and can only focus on the negative.Personally, I completely understand his lower numbers and realize it's a necessary part of bringing this team together right now ... it will change as the team solidifies even further, and Rondo will be the balanced player he has been.
The real problem you're having is that you're looking at the efficiency stat. Its garbage.
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.
Still believe Rondo is recovering from his hip injury. He seems reluctant to do alot of driving plays . ANd his defense has been down abit. I'm thinking he just isn't 100 %healthy right now. ANd trying to play though it.
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.net1. Lin outplayed him 19 to 142. Dragis outplay him 13 to 53. 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!!!
Quote from: Fafnir on January 12, 2013, 01:33:03 AMI 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.I think Rondo's play in part is what's causing the problems in the starting unit. Rondo keeps walking the ball up, then holding and pounding the ball, letting the opposition set up their defense. Maybe he's still getting over his injury, so I won't complain, but that's what I see.