Rondo is overly aggressive in transition to a fault Tos from risky passes keep our overall efficiency on the breakdown around league average most seasons. He's also very good at pushing semi-transition for advantages by probing even when we don't have numbers.
he passes to trailers ahead all the time.
Although losing him stinks. You can't ask for a better year to see what the rest of the team has got. Bradley, Terry, Lee, and Barbosa.
One more thought on Rondo. He does slow the game down with his refusal to pass the ball up the court. Jason Kidd would always throw it up court first to see if someone could get a layup. Then if not Kidd would go get the ball back. Rondo never wants to let the ball go. He's very controlling. It's his greatest strength and also his greatest weakness.
People see what they want to see I guess.
If you think he has the ball too much it's in the half court.
Perhaps you're also seeing what you want to see? I can't cite an advanced-ahead stat but presumably neither can you. I disagree, I think he keeps the ball in his hands too much in all circumstances.
I agree he's overly aggressive and I think too flashy to a fault. The transition turnovers bother me the most because in more open space and at this level of basketball, transition turnovers should be a rarity. You can see Chris Paul play for two weeks and not see him turn the ball over in transition once. Rondo does it almost every game and often more than once a game and most were because of stupid passes. I'm talking about alley-oops to Bass or 30 foot bounce passes that hit the shin of a teammate or long-range passes that lead a teammate out of bounds.
At any rate, the types of advance passes I mean are simple ones to a teammate, say 5 or 10 feet over the half court time. They give his teammates options to pass to another teammate, make a surge to the basket or do nothing and reset with Rondo. The Celtics do that all the time now.
Another thing is that when Rondo dribbles the ball over the halfcourt, he too often dribbles out the opportunity to look for early offense or what could be deemed a secondary break. In those cases, he has to be like a quarterback with a clock in his head for the rush. You only get maybe 5 seconds or so to catch a defense before it fully sets up. Afterwards, you get caught up in a grinding, methodical halfcourt set. Rondo has to either attack or give it to a teammate and make the defense shift. He too often holds onto it and lets the opportunity pass. I had the same gripes with Marcus Banks.