BBall, yeah, wish I could upload it as an example, would be easier to explain.
Fair enough re the picks and I do agree / think that he's not nearly as aggressive or good at fighting through picks as, for example, Bradley is. maybe it's a matter of tenacity / will or it could be just not a strength for Rondo. But my gut tells me Rondo could do almost anything he wants to do on a court from an athletic standpoint.
Point taken on the minutes issue. I'd place that on Doc then, because, whether we're winning or losing, I think the coach should find the way to get his best players enough rest.
But again, don't get me wrong, I love Rondo's game in general. I would use him much differently than Doc does, particularly in the half court.
On D, I just think he's reaching about 60/70 % of his potential on a night to night basis - I think he is capable of KG level D at the point position.
On a separate issue - I think a problem for Rondo since he's been here is that Ainge has yet to find him a legit back up point on a year to year basis.
I think that's been a real mistake. And outside of Posey and now Green the same can be said for Pierce. Another mistake.
When you're lucky enough to get players like KG, Pierce and Rondo - I would think Job A,B & C would be to first get long term, viable back ups for them, not patchwork it. Then build the rest of the team from there...
I think Rondo's suffered because of that, having to play through injuries more often than he maybe should have.