This simply ignores how our second unit has looked, particularly since the beginning of January when Bradley returned. All of this things you're noticing can be explained by Rondo not being part of the defense (you already know my opinion on his defensive style) and the style of game we're playing without Rondo dominating the offense... something that was already being done before Rondo went down as evidenced on how the 2nd unit had been playing.
So, I don't see any of this as an effort issue.
I find it very hypocritical that you are dismissing other people's arguments due to a lack of evidence, yet you state your own opinion of what is going on as if it is a fact by default without providing any evidence of your own.
What makes your opinion of how the 2nd unit has been playing any better than the opinion voiced by ScottHow or BBallTim?
This is one thing I am sick of seeing on these forums. Either provide some evidence to back up your point, or admit that what you say is just an opinion and as likely to be right or wrong as anybody else's. I'm sick of people pretending that their own interpretation of basketball is better than everyone else's, and better than the numbers, too.
I haven't seen anyone challenging my assessment that our 2nd unit has looked quite good and consistent since January, more so from an effort standpoint. I'm not the one out to prove anything, I'm simply challenging claims made by other posters, and I'm fine with anecdotal observations, but not even that has been provided because they can't back it up.
Let me put it this way, no one has provided even in the least something that resembles a decent argument supporting our players suddenly playing with more effort than previously, and that's because particularly since January, our 2nd unit has been playing quite well together, helped by the fact of better rotations with the return of Bradley. They've been playing the same brand of basketball which is helping our current success, something that occurred while Rondo was with the team.
If you read up-thread I provided my thoughts on certain players and how they've played for us, if there's a challenge to any of those assessments, I'm more than welcome to provide more details to back them up. Until then, it's a waste of my time.
And just to be clear, I haven't dismissed anyone's arguments... no one has really made an argument to begin with as far as I've seen. They've just thrown conclusions to the middle without much thought that I can see, in part because they're having trouble comprehending what is currently occurring as far as I can tell.
So, other than accusing me of hypocrisy, do you actually have an opinion on why we're playing well lately or have any theories as to why that is?