I hesitate to start this thread knowing bags will trash it with his usual spiel on Rondo, but there are those of you whose more unbiased opinions I am interested in, so here goes.
I have been reading a lot of post-season reviews of the Celtics. On one site I found two articles offering differing views on Rondo's ball dominance. Neither was anti-Rondo, per se. They simply offered different perspectives of how Rondo's style fits in Stevens system and touch on the adjustments both (Rondo & Stevens) might have to make to accommodate each other... and whether asking either or both to do so would be a prudent thing to do.
The one thing neither article touched upon to any great degree - and frankly I have seen little to no consideration given to on this subject anywhere by anyone - is Rondo's on-court in-game decision making. When discussing Rondo's ball dominance shouldn't the quality of his on-court in-game decision making be a king consideration?
As a coach, I know I want my best in-game decision makers to be the one's touching the ball the most.
Then, going off on a bit of a tangent, the motion offense that Stevens runs is dependent on putting quality decision makers on the floor at all five spots. This is one reason Stevens liked to play two point guards or two combo guards at the same time in the college game. The scorers still get the money touches but every one on the court is responsible for quality decision making on and off the ball.
So, with this in mind, who do you feel were the 2013-14 Celtics best decision makers with and without the ball?