After every game, we’ll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player’s overall value.
Rajon Rondo: One play in particular sticks out in my mind. At 5:00 in the first quarter, after a Jeff Green miss from the corner, the Bucks rebounded and got it to Monta Ellis. He whipped a pass up to Brandon Jennings at half court. At that point, he was at the free throw line and Rondo was at the 3 point line. By half court, they were even. When Ellis caught the ball again, Rondo was at the other 3 point line, and Ellis was beyond the other free throw line, and he finished with the dunk. It was a lazy play out of Rondo on a night full of them.
If you want to be the leader everyone said you were in the pre-season, you can’t let stuff like that happen. I know there’s a game the next night. But leaders have to set the tone.
Paul Pierce: A very off night for Pierce… which fit in with everyone else. He couldn’t get his shot going, missing everything until the ver...