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"jrue over rondo/kyrie for all-star?"
Tue Jan-22-13 12:34 PM by Guinness



zach lowe saying it. agree?

Two things on Holiday getting the starting nod over Irving and Rondo:

1. It's very hard to argue Rondo has been better than Holiday this season. The only pieces of evidence are these: Rondo is shooting 48.7 percent, compared to 45.8 percent for Holiday, and he's dishing two more assists per game.

Beyond that, it's all Holiday. The shooting percentage gap vanishes when you consider Holiday is hitting 37 percent from deep an above-average number on three attempts per game, grabbing a much larger scoring role in Philadelphia's offense,1 and getting to the line more than Rondo. That last thing is damning for Rondo as Boston desperately seeks more assertiveness from him; it's hard to find a heavy-minutes point guard who gets to the line significantly less often than Holiday, but Rondo is one such player.

Holiday has also been especially good in the clutch, shooting 20-of-45 in the last five minutes of close games as Philly's only reliable creator. He single-handedly destroyed Toronto on Friday at the end of regulation and in overtime to cement his case.

2. Rondo's defense has slipped into Kobe Bryant/Kyle Lowry aimless freelancing territory, while Holiday continues to soundly hound guys at both guard positions. Rondo is still a worthy All-Star, obviously. He combines Andre Miller's professorial understanding of spacing, angles, and timing with turbo speed and creative finishing when he actually chooses to finish. But Holiday has been better this season.

Irving has probably been better than both of them, but he's missed 11 of Cleveland's 42 games and is still a subpar defender. He's getting better on that end, and had he played more this season, he'd probably deserve to start.


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Subject Author Message Date ID
jrue will make it
Jan 22nd 2013
Jan 22nd 2013
he takes a snide shot at fans not valuing defense, then hypes kyrie
Jan 22nd 2013
Ok...I'll say it..
Jan 22nd 2013
no., can't cyse brandon. just stop. go find boguts nuts
Jan 22nd 2013
      lol you're coming unglued bro
Jan 22nd 2013
      now THOSE threads i can find...
Jan 22nd 2013
           He still shoots too much,he always will
Jan 22nd 2013
                which, id guess, is all you cared about in the first place
Jan 22nd 2013
Jan 22nd 2013
      He's finally coming together as a player
Jan 22nd 2013
Rondo's lucky the Cs are popular, he hasn't been an All-Star this season
Jan 22nd 2013
Jan 22nd 2013
Jan 22nd 2013
lmao came here to post this.
Jan 22nd 2013
Jan 22nd 2013
Bynum stompin out treadmills on his road to recovery, we'll be fine(c)LB
Jan 22nd 2013
long term contracts for young players are based on potential
Jan 22nd 2013
      they made the right move.
Jan 22nd 2013
jrue was dropping sub-5 dimes just last season...
Jan 22nd 2013
damn zach, bad number argument
Jan 22nd 2013
excluding the turnover/assist ratio was unfair.
Jan 22nd 2013
Jrue/Rondo/Kyrie will all make it
Jan 22nd 2013
So who's out?
Jan 22nd 2013
If he makes it, good.
Jan 22nd 2013
IMO he should absolutely go
Jan 22nd 2013

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