[Edited. Comments like this are against our posting rules. -RH]
You gonna say Rondo's inconsistent effort is our biggest issue?
What about Green's inconsistency?
What about Terry's inconsistency?
What about Bass' inconsistency?
What about Pierce's inconsistency?
Its easy to just put the blame on one player, the fact of the matter is that there are multiple people who are inconsistent, except Rondo ends up being the scapegoat all the time.
Did you really not bother to read anything in this thread?
Bass, Green and Terry do not even approach Rondos ability level and importance on this team and Pierce is clearly also second to Rondo in that regard. Rondo's up and downs effect this team far more than any of those players do.
Next time you try to be a contrarian, at least know what you're trying to contradict.
The defense has gotten better since Bradley got back because of two reasons.
1. Effort has improved
2. Bradleys perimeter d
3. Bradleys full court pressure
Rondo is more than capable of playing hard.
Rondo is more than capable of keeping guys in front of him
People rave about Bradleys effect on the club and try to ignore the hypocrisy of raving about Rondo at the same time. Rondo is a first team all NBA defensive player. He is more than capable of playing at the level Bradley does on defense. He simply chooses not to put that effort into it every game. Now Bradley's man defense is better than Rondos (and anyone else in the NBA), but Rondo letting guys blow past him was a MASSIVE issue with our defense, I would even say the BIGGEST issue with our team this season. It forced guys to rotate and gave easy layups.
Bradley returns, and all of a sudden we aren't giving 50 free layups a game thanks to Rondo and we suddenly have a top 3 defense before Bradley even gets into game shape. It's effort. Bradley keeps guys in front of him. Rondo lets guys run past him so he doesn't have to fight through screens and can just gamble for a stat padding steal.