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Taking Stock: C’s-Pacers

RedsArmyAdmin January 7, 2012 Uncategorized 3 Comments

Taking stock

Starters

Sideways_double_arrowPaul Pierce: Everyone is entitled to a bad shooting night. It's disappointing to see, but Paul Pierce is better than 3-17 shooting.  Hey, it happens.

Red arrow Rajon Rondo:  I'm going to be more critical of Rajon simply because he seemed to be showboating early.  If you're going to be hotdogging, son, you gotta back it up. 5-12 shooting won't cut it.  But still, some of those shots are ones that normally go in.  Rondo's stock drops slightly though because I'm seeing some old tendencies creep back.

Green arrowRay Allen: This man is just amazing.  He'll have his off nights, but we haven't really seen any yet.  he was 4 of 5 from 3.  When are opposing teams going to figure out he likes to shoot those?  It's not like he's the all time leader in 3's made or anything.

Sideways_double_arrowKevin Garnett: 12 points and 6 rebounds?  We're going to need more than that.  But can he give more?  Let's see what 4 days of practice do. 

Green arrowJermaine O'Neal:  A slight uptick in Jermaine's value because he played some awesome defense in the first half.  He had one sequence where he blocked a shot, Indy got the ball back, and then he drew the charge.  

Bench

Sideways_double_arrowBrandon Bass: Bad game for Bass. Just two shots at the rim and then he was 1-5 from 10-23 feet. Very Glen Davis stat-line.  But his game just fell in line with everyone else's, so no change in his value.

Red arrowKeyon Dooling:  After the game, Dooling admitted he needs to be more aggressive on offense.  He needs to do something because he hasn't shown much aside from the Miami game.  He'll figure it out, I think, but right now his stock is dropping.

Red arrowMarquis Daniels: There might be no one on this team I'm rooting harder for.  But the fact is when you talk about non-factors on this Celtics bench, you have to start with Marquis Daniels. I hope Mickael Pietrus' arrival slides Quis into a role he's more comfortable with.

Red arrowChris Wilcox:  On a night where the C's frontcourt gets killed, Doc only feels good playing him 3 minutes?  Let's hope these next four days help this guy out.

Sideways_double_arrowAvery Bradley:  He hit a couple of jumpers when it didn't matter.  At least he hit them

Sideways_double_arrowGreg Stiemsma: He needs to become a better rebounder.  He didn't play much last night because he gets pushed around too easily underneath.  Energy and effort can only take you so far.

Sideways_double_arrowSasha Pavlovic, E'Twaun Moore, JaJuan Johnson: When's E'Twaun going to get some time?

Coaching

Red arrowDoc Rivers: I'll repeat what I said in the Morning Dump:  Doc needed to do a better job of making Ray Allen the focus of the offense.  He needed more touches.  Despite the bad shooting by everyone else, The C's had a chance to win this one.  Certain adjustments needed to be made that weren't

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/rtcoaster Shawncvd

    Awesome new format for taking stock. Do this every game please!!!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/redsarmy Red’s Army

    Thanks. Yes, this is the new regular format for this feature… so it’s how we’ll do it from now on. Glad you like it.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/paulmkane2001 Paulmkane2001

    I don’t have a problem with Rondo ‘showboating’. My problem is with him playing unaggressively. No free throw attempts and few fga in the first half tells the tale.