Rondo doesn't need to change much - the team was blazing hot with him playing his game in the 2nd half of last season.
Last year we had a completely different team.
We were slightly different. We still had (when Rondo was playing) the same starting 5 as we had down the stretch in 2012.
Yeah but the bench is completely different. I wouldn't call that slightly different. Its different enough to make a huge difference in the kind of team we are.
Not really. The team got off to a slow start last year as well. Eventually Doc would have shortened the rotations and had more set rotations and we'd have started playing better.
Yeah, I noticed this too. I started wondering why I bother watching the C's before the ASB at all. Doc sticks with things that aren't working early in the season, until it either works (like AB) or it gets worked out in the rotation around the midpoint.
Perk was quoted in Dec saying don't worry, the C's will have a 10 game win streak in January. Well, it was late, and it was only 7 games, but the rotation shortened, roles became clear, everyone played to their strengths (hello, JET and Green), and wins ensued.
This streak was a testament to the depth of the roster. We had quite a few rotation guys. Now, it's time to get serious.
See the veteran champs KG, Pierce, and JTerry stepping up?
See the youth and energy of Bradley and an engaged Green?
Think we're one piece away, and it isn't Rondo's skillset we're missing?
I say we try like hell to put a winner around these guys, who clearly want and deserve another shot. Miami is the biggest roadblock, and we're built to beat them.
Trade Rondo for 75cents: An injured all-star for a mid-level big like Gortat or Dalembert, and a backup guard.
Who cares whether he gets it or not. We're okay.