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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?

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8866347/lebron-james-carmelo-anthony-more-nba-all-star-selections

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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jrue over rondo/kyrie for all-star? [View all] , Guinness, Tue Jan-22-13 12:33 PM
 
Subject Author Message Date ID
jrue will make it
Jan 22nd 2013
1
agreed.
Jan 22nd 2013
3
he takes a snide shot at fans not valuing defense, then hypes kyrie
Jan 22nd 2013
2
Ok...I'll say it..
Jan 22nd 2013
4
no.,..you can't cyse brandon. just stop. go find boguts nuts
Jan 22nd 2013
5
      lol you're coming unglued bro
Jan 22nd 2013
9
      now THOSE threads i can find...
Jan 22nd 2013
19
           He still shoots too much,he always will
Jan 22nd 2013
20
                which, id guess, is all you cared about in the first place
Jan 22nd 2013
22
                     Basically
Jan 22nd 2013
25
      He's finally coming together as a player
Jan 22nd 2013
12
Rondo's lucky the Cs are popular, he hasn't been an All-Star this season
Jan 22nd 2013
6
lol
Jan 22nd 2013
7
Agreed
Jan 22nd 2013
8
lmao came here to post this.
Jan 22nd 2013
10
LOL
Jan 22nd 2013
13
Bynum stompin out treadmills on his road to recovery, we'll be fine(c)LB
Jan 22nd 2013
16
long term contracts for young players are based on potential
Jan 22nd 2013
17
      they made the right move.
Jan 22nd 2013
24
jrue was dropping sub-5 dimes just last season...
Jan 22nd 2013
18
damn zach, bad number argument
Jan 22nd 2013
11
excluding the turnover/assist ratio was unfair.
Jan 22nd 2013
15
Jrue/Rondo/Kyrie will all make it
Jan 22nd 2013
14
So who's out?
Jan 22nd 2013
21
If he makes it, good.
Jan 22nd 2013
23
IMO he should absolutely go
Jan 22nd 2013
26

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