Outside of Paul and Jet, NO ONE on this team can create their own shots. Thats what Rondo does for this team.
Sure, we won againts Miami without him, but if yoy watch closely, there are times when the offense was completely out of sync, and thats where we need Rondo.
So no, fact is we are worse without him.
KG can create his own shot, Lee can create his own shot, Green can create his own shot, Barbosa can create his own shot.
Yeah how is that going with Lee and Green trying to play one on one and get a basket?
I agree with Green that he can beat SF's off the dribble, but would you honestly trust these guys off broken plays and shot clock dwindling and create for their own, because I don't, as I have not seen them do that. Can you really have a consistent solid possession with Lee, AB and the rest outside of Barbosa playing his man one on one? I don't think so.
Barbosa I'm with you.
suddenly rondo is mr 4th quarter?? Honestly it was one 40 pt game last year.
Rondo Does nothing much for your team on defense nor offensive end in the 4th quarter, where 60-75 percent of the time the game is decided
Rondo scores at best no more than 20 a game and avgs around 14. But opposing guards combine can score 30 points. Lee and Bradley may only score 20 combined but also give up on avg only a combined 20 points. That is approx 10 points differential.
This is a estimate only, but last night while our offense may score 5 more points due to rondo, we would of given up 10 more points because of his defense. You think Rondo can guard Ray Allen or Dwayne Wade?? You think Chalmers doesn't score 10 points??
Im not saying Rondo is the main scoring threat. I'm saying he creates shots for others, hence we do not play better without him.
His court vision is undeniable, add the fact that he can get to the rim and attract double teams. Every time he gets to the paint it opens up Green, Lee, Bradley, KG, you know what I mean.
The others, not only could get to the rim on a consistent basis, they do not see the open guys once they get the defense to commit to them. They force bad shots, sometimes they cant shoot at all.
Im not implying that Rondo is going to drop buckets. What I'm saying is, the others needs Rondo to score more. There's a reason he averages 11 assist, he finds open guys for easy shots. Without him these guys are stuck either creating for themselves, which most of them cant do, or not shoot at all.
And BTW, Rondo is clutch in the 4th, so yeah, I think for our team, he is.