Originally Posted by mcaj22
i saw media hats throwing out some stat about how Rondo I dont know I guess either holds the ball or would take up a high percentage of the offensive sets, essentially wasting time, or just doing enough to get his points, assists, etc
though good player and they can win like that, now that the ball doesnt move through him it opens it up for everyone to just constantly pass it. With Pierce and KG you have a 1 and 1 inside/outside game and the rest of the piece can compliment it rather than Rondo in a full set going through him, then to Pierce, then to KG.
So now the shot percentages are higher on offense.
Everything goes through Rondo and and Doc let's him call the whole game and run the show but he takes alot of time off the clock.
Ainge says they rely on him too much which was true. Some games he was the only person scoring decent.
We are different without him," Ainge explained. "We're running better now because five guys are running. Honestly, I think we rely on Rondo too much.
"For example: With Rondo out, you see Jeff Green grab a rebound and push it up the court himself. If he gets a rebound when Rondo is playing, he just gives it to him.
"That's not Rondo's fault. It's only because he's a great player and guys see him in that role."
So how can Rondo rectify that when he returns next season?
"So, when Jeff Green gets the rebound," Ainge replied, "Rondo has to take off down the court in that situation. Then Jeff can take two dribbles and hit Rondo. Now you see Rondo attack the basket in the open court. He is unguardable in those situations."