If Lowry has been broken then he is a head case. The same head case that lost his starting job in Houston, the same headcase that had issues with Mchale. He unnecessarily gambles outside of the defensive system. When he plays his style offensively it is like a very small bull in a china shop. It is reckless and there is no wonder why he is injury prone if you end up on your back or face every drive to the bucket. Perhaps his change in style isnt so much trying to be like Jose, but the realization that his career has only a few years left if he keeps playing that style.
I was not in favor of trading for him. I would have finally given Jose the keys to the car for the first time in years rather than continuously spending time and energy trying to replace him and worked on other positions that we were in far more dire need of. If all of these TJ Ford/Lowry trades had been for other positions we would have been in a better spot now instead of trying to replace a guy who is in the top 10 for his position in multiple categories pertaining to point guards. The real issue with how the fan base reacts to Jose is his contract. It has always been that fan red herring that people have to mention. Yet over the term of that contract has it ever prevented us from signing anyone? Nope.
Why doesn't Boston just wait it out for another season? Rondo's still young. KG and PP are past their prime and the sacrifice of losing them would hurt much less than trading away a star like Rondo. Come on man.. this is crazy talk.. you couldn't even trade Bargnani right now for a second rounder.
This may be a little off topic but a lot of people have talked about how calderon has affected lowry's play since he came back from injury and got him to look to pass more and be less aggressive.. but I was thinking, what about how lowry has affected calderon's play.. it almost seems like after watching lowry from the bench at the beginning of the season, calderon has been looking for his shot more than ever compared to recent seasons. He has been 100x more aggressive and is having one of the best seasons of his career. Sooooooo often he used to pass up wide open shots or be so hesitant, I feel like lowry has been a good influence on him in that sense and he is smart enough not to start chucking for the sake of it but to be aggressive and take his shot when he has it
Boston has 2 options now:
a) Blow it up ( trade Pierce, Garnett, Terry)
b) trade for another point guard and try to win
One more thing, if the Celtics are sub .500 with Rondo, what makes you think they're going to do any better with Lowry? Why trade your best player just to hope for success in the playoffs? Which btw, won't happen. As much as I love KG, the choice between trading either him or Rondo, is an obvious one.
Not to say that trading rondo isnt a mindset change too (it is) .. but I wouldnt put it past ainge to try to patch it up ..
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