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Re: Rumor: Rondo for Howard...?
« Reply #225 on: February 19, 2013, 03:25:41 PM »

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Lack of movement off the ball probably accounts for much of Rondo dribbling so much, and you haven't shown that Rondo dribbling so much has a negative effect on the offense.
I'm confused, did players just mysteriously started moving around more when Rondo went down? It's sure possible, but I find such a development baffling.

The offense has played better without Rondo -- you may refuse to take this as evidence that Rondo dribbling the ball has had a negative effect on the team, but that's not my problem.

They didn't "mysteriously start moving around," I think they were forced to, simply because there was no other way to get the ball.

  Doc switching up the offense to the motion offense probably had a lot to do with the changes.

Re: Rumor: Rondo for Howard...?
« Reply #226 on: February 19, 2013, 03:29:03 PM »

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I was thinking about this, isn't possible Rondo's lack of shooting creates a bias for him to hold the rock and create a basket directly, rather than facilitating general ball movement and good offense? Not necessarily a one person thing either - could be a subtle bias in everyone's mind (Doc, Rondo, the other players who don't move as much, etc.)

Just a theory... but fixable: Rondo can be a potent threat on back cuts and setting screens when he doesn't have the ball.

Re: Rumor: Rondo for Howard...?
« Reply #227 on: February 20, 2013, 12:00:21 AM »

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Wonder if this gets revisited tomorrow?

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Re: Rumor: Rondo for Howard...?
« Reply #228 on: February 20, 2013, 12:06:24 AM »

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Re: Rumor: Rondo for Howard...?
« Reply #229 on: February 20, 2013, 02:08:53 AM »

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Gah...who dug this one up again??



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Re: Rumor: Rondo for Howard...?
« Reply #230 on: February 20, 2013, 09:43:51 PM »

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Wonder if this gets revisited tomorrow?

I have a feeling it will, not sure what's Ainge mindset on this issue... nor I don't know why the Lakers would want to retain Howard beyond the trade deadline, unless they have a good idea of where Howard might head next year, and work a sign and trade with that team.

I don't see it though.

 

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