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Rondo has worked on his shot 

Post#1 » by Gant » Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:51 am

Former Providence coach Tim Welsh said on CSN that Rondo went to Atlanta and worked with Mark Price on his shooting all summer. Welsh said before Rondo was a bad shooter and now he is an average shooter. Apparently Rondo has corrected the flaw in his shooting form.
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Post#2 » by Avalanche » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:16 am

all summer? how did this not come out earlier

i mean, awesome news if true... but i dunno, i thought we heard he was working out somewhere else, might be wrong though

lets hope this is the case, would be great to see defenses have to guard rondo all the way out to the 3
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Post#3 » by Gant » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:19 am

Yeah. Welsh said Rondo worked out every day all summer with Price and that he's keeping his elbow in now. Welsh expects him to take many jumpers in preseason to get his confidence up.
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Post#4 » by elrod enchilada » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:27 am

I saw the same report. Welsh was down on Rondo's shot at the end of last season as well as Rondo's commitment to improve so he does not toss out compliments lightly.

Again a statement about our pathetic Celtics beat writers that not a single one had a clue about this, arguably second only to KG's health as a central story of the off-season. I googled Rondo and Price and shooting and nothing came up about this at all. Pathetic.
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Post#5 » by Avalanche » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:35 am

that would be an incredible development.. something that all of us were hoping for was happening all along, and no one knew

great news thread
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Post#6 » by bdawg » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:39 am

from Mark Price, why would a cavs fan, ex francaise player and current commentator, still?, helps its rival??? lol no good no good at all!
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Post#7 » by chas0x01 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:40 am

Excellent. Lets hope it shows.
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Post#8 » by Avalanche » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:52 am

yeh, hopefully he shoots a lot in the pre-season to see if the new form and confidence translates to game situations
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Post#9 » by Triple M » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:21 am

His jump shot looked a lot better last year in January over how terrible he was shooting in the first third of the season (Oct/Nov/Dec). If I remember correctly that was the time he started working out with KG. However his jump shot was shaky, fragile and remained inconsistent by the time the playoffs started he seemed to have lost the gains he was making.

Last Season he improved as an offensive option although he has similar numbers the season prior he was better in half court sets. Even in transition he was a better finisher the year before I can remember him being terrible around the basket; missing lay ups or getting blocked.

If his shooting can improve in a similar fashion Rondo might be able to reach his potential a whole lot faster then many of us expected. Last season with minimal work on his jumper he was able to show improvement as I said before it wasn't lasting but with hard work over the summer I think we can expect him to see significant improvement, consistency and more range; hopefully that is the case.
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Post#10 » by nasbahceltic » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:29 am

Yea I wouldn't get too excited about the Mark Price part. I heard Marquis worked with Price before last year on extending his range and he ended up shooting like 25% from 3pt land.

It is good to hear he put in the effort this summer though (how he didn't do this last summer is beyond me)
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Post#11 » by Cyclical » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:06 am

As long as he shoots it with 2 seconds or less left on the clock he'll knock 'em in. Worked last year.
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Post#12 » by mzepol » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:14 am

One important part is that according to the report, Rondo now keeps his elbows in when he shoots. At least his form has improved.
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Post#13 » by Hilltop » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:40 am

That's good to hear. He's skilled in almost every other regard, shooting has always been his achilles heel.
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Post#14 » by Kefa461 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:12 am

Now that's the mature Rondo I want to see......Danny and Doc and Rondo seem to have come to a meeting of the minds......on to # 18.









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Post#15 » by thebirdman » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:29 am

I still can`t get over the fact that he only started working on his shot last year...Just can`t understand that...

Hopefully, we see improvement this season...
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Post#16 » by Gant » Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:27 pm

From today's Mark Murphy article in the Herald, Doc said about Rondo, "The thing I’m impressed by is that he shot the ball really well..."

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/bask ... ormat=text
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Post#17 » by GuyClinch » Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:19 pm

Pro basketball players have been shooting the ball all their life. Most bad shooters never become even average ones - so lets not get carried away. Hopefully he will make more wide open easy Js now. Rondo needs to develop a few go to spots where he feels "automatic" at taking the shot..
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Post#18 » by thebirdman » Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:26 pm

If Tony Parker did it, so can Rondo...the only question is if he wants it enough...
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Post#19 » by Hemingway » Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:39 pm

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That is the image Celticsblog used for this "article." It took me a second to realize that obviously this picture was taken during the season, but my first reaction was, "that better not be the new form!" His Right arm is at 2 oclock, not in and his left hand is to far up on the ball which causes side spin.

I do believe however that shooting is one of the aspects of the game that really can be taught and improved. You can't teach height or speed. And it is much harder for someone to learn to be aggressive or to play good D I think.

The real question I have about rondo is not if he will improve his shot (he will) but will he still have his drive once we lock him up long term?
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Post#20 » by Hilltop » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:01 pm

It looks like the form of someone carrying a sack of rice or something. The picture is pretty fitting though. Just look at the looks on their faces, you would almost be able to say that they were appalled at his shooting form :lol:

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