Texas Chuck wrote:Tsherkin,
playoffs count a lot for me. And Parker and Rondo have proven to be great playoff performers. No Rondo isnt a good shooter and he isnt the scorer DWill is but he hasnt had to be. Jason Kidd was never a great shooter or scorer either but much like Rondo he did tons of other things that made his teams win.
It's not that he just hasn't had to be, it's that he can't. Rondo's been under league average efficiency, sometimes quite a bit, his entire career. He's a bad scorer and it cost the Celtics the 2010 title. That's a problem. He's also not as good a man defender as was Kidd, and he's been backed up by a lot more talent than with which Williams has had a change to work.
I think its too simplistic to just say DWill shoots/scores more efficiently so therefore he must be the better player. I agree that he has a real chance to make his case this year with the increased talent in Brooklyn but I would take Rondo 100 times out of 100 over DWill.
It's more of a conversation opener than anything else. I'm at home, I've been awake for 30 minutes, and I'm just trying to start some conversation.
*pokes fire with stick*
And I don't know about you, but to me, Williams has done just fine in the playoffs. Those Utah teams never really had the talent to go farther and he's performed pretty well... although under the arc, he certainly had his troubles in 09, minding it was a 5-game sample against the eventual-champion Lakers and their dirty front line. Same thing in 2010, losing to the eventual champions. In 07, they went to the WCFs and lost to the eventual-champion Spurs. In 08, they lost to the WC-champion Lakers in the second round.
I think that's still a pretty good track record, especially given that those teams were mostly Deron, Boozer and not a lot else besides Jerry Sloan's raw willpower. AK, true, but not a ton of secondary scoring talent that didn't rely on Deron setting them up in set offense... and that weakness was exploited by better teams. Hard to fault Deron for that.