After every game, we'll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player's overall value.
Rajon Rondo: Rondo gave a ton of effort for all but the last few minutes of the first half… and then none but the last few minutes of the second half. Maybe he was trying to expend as little energy as possible as the C's head into a very difficult stretch of their schedule. There's no doubt though, that he was only turning it on whenever he felt like he had to.
Avery Bradley: What a game out of Avery last night. He's at his best without the ball and using his quickness to find weak spots in the defense. He smoked Washington with those and got enough confidence going to hit the jumper. He's definitely better off the ball.
Greg Stiemsma: He was huge to start the game. I don't know how he didn't register a block because I could swear I saw one. Regardless, his rebounding is getting better and he's shooting with confidence. He's definitely growing as a player.
Marquis Daniels: Hey, he played hard and made a mostly positive contribution. I'm hoping this is the beginning of more time and a stronger contribution for him… but I know it's not. Still, it's nice to see him out there.
Ryan Hollins: He's confused about a lot of things that are going on out there. One rebound in 13 minutes will not earn him much time, but you can tell he's really trying. The question is, will the effort translate into performance?
Cruise control or not, the C's came out strong and built a big enough lead over a bad team that they could sort of take it easy. The upcoming schedule is going to suck, so I understand the switch-flipping more than I would at other times. Any win that ends with the starters on the bench for a good portion of the 4th is a great win in my eyes.