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Old 06-27-2009, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Who is the better PG and why?
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i jsut don't feel like picking either one so, it's a tie
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oh shit.....i picked the wrong one...i meant to pick rondo.....without a question.....he lead his team deep into the playoffs....and hes younger and better.....and if he can get that jumper down...hes unstoppable....
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Rondo has the goods to show that he's better right now.

If Jose can get stronger and take the NBA grind, then he ends up ahead of Rondo, everything else being equal. But that still has to happen.
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oh shit.....i picked the wrong one...i meant to pick rondo.....without a question.....he lead his team deep into the playoffs....and hes younger and better.....and if he can get that jumper down...hes unstoppable....
So you don't think Calderon could have accomplished the same thing with KG, Pierce and Allen lining up next to him?

Rondo is a better rebounder, defender and slasher...Or at least he's far more aggressive with it than Calderon anyway.

Calderon is a far better shooter, a better passer and has better court vision.
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Jose has better court vision? Seriously??
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Rondo.
Because he's name is Rondo.
And doesn't have the Spaniard ankle/heel/knee curse.
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Two extremely different PG. Calderon is a much better shooter,turns the ball over alot less(best in the league), better court vision.

Rondo plays better defence and is quicker, more aggressive.

One thing i keep coming back too is Rondo plays with 4 other starters, 3 of which are guaranteed future Hall of Famers.Calderon on the other hand has played on decent teams but also on really subpar teams and has made lesser players around him better. Jose averaged 14PPG/9APG last season when he was injury plagued and on a shitty team. Put him in Boston and he'd average 15PPG/11APG imo.

At the same time put Rondo on last seasons Raptors team and i find it hard to believe he'd average an almost double double as did Jose.

It always seems to me Jose is always looked at for what he doesn't do instead of appreciating what he does do well.
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Rondo is a murdering cocky bastard.

So Rondo, cause he gets the triple doubles.
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Like jeff said, they have very different styles to their play. Neither of them are "pure" PGs. Rondo is more of physical and slashing, taking more chances; meanwhile Calderon is a better shooter, better court vision and takes care of the ball very well. And I totally agree that if Calderon was put on the Boston roster his numbers would rise for sure.
Anyways, I think it's pretty close but I chose Jose.

Btw, just a thought, if they were to switch teams I think they would both benefit as their style of playing suits the opposing team. Except Jose's defence maybe.
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Isn't a "pure" PG supposed to have a great court vision and protects the ball from turnovers while creating plays?

Calderon is a fundamentally sound PG but Rondo's aggressiveness is the reason why I find him the better PG.
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That was a typo on my part. I meant to say Rondo is not a pure PG.
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Anyone who picked Jose should be banned from the board. Wake up homers. Its not even close right now.

The only thing Jose has on Rondo is shooting.

Besides that:

Rondo rebounds A LOT better which would be huge with our rebounding deficiency, is a MUCH better penetrator which would get guys more open looks and would make our offence unpredictable, is a better passer off the dribble because Jose almost never drives and dishes anymore, is a better full court PG on fast breaks, has more playoffs experience, and he has a bigger impact on winning in that defences actually have to react to him penetrating and tearing through them despite not having a jumper.
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what makes Jose have great court vision as opposed to Rondo??
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Anyone who picked Jose should be banned from the board. Wake up homers. Its not even close right now.

The only thing Jose has on Rondo is shooting.

Besides that:

Rondo rebounds A LOT better which would be huge with our rebounding deficiency, is a MUCH better penetrator which would get guys more open looks and would make our offence unpredictable, is a better passer off the dribble because Jose almost never drives and dishes anymore, is a better full court PG on fast breaks, has more playoffs experience, and he has a bigger impact on winning in that defences actually have to react to him penetrating and tearing through them despite not having a jumper.
Yeah I remember in the first game in the playoffs against the Magic the commentators were saying how they have to get Rondo going because Boston was down by almost 30 points. As soon as Rondo exploded by driving into defenders they cut that deficit to like 5 points. At one point Rondo even dunked on Dwight during the series.

I rather have Rondo's aggressive play than Jose's passive play because it can really get your teammates going. And I don't see how Jose's court vision is much better than Rondo because Jose just stays on the perimeter when passing the ball.
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rondo is a PG that can't play PG
jose is a PG that can play PG only if the same specific plays are run every time and he has no D
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If Rondo is struggling, the C's aren't winning.
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rondo is a PG that can't play PG
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Rondo is a PG who can only play PG. He doesn't have the size or the shooting to play any other position. He was made to handle the ball a lot.

He does, however, make some bad decisions and he is easy to defend if there aren't great players to give the ball to: just make him shoot the ball from 10+ feet out.
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