Originally Posted by Kblaze8855
Who exactly is that comparing him to?
Magic, Oscar, Cousy, West, Frazier, Payton, Rose, Isiah, Timmy, KJ, Paul, Deron, Tiny, and on and on and on were all bigtime scorers....so...they dont count as "pure"?
Is this just Rondo vs...Stockton, Kidd, and maybe Lenny Wilkens or something? Ignoring that Kidd was a 20ppg guy at his best(back to back finals runs) and Lenny was shooting 18 times a game.
Who else is even a "pure" point?
We using "pure" to throw a lot of well rounded players out of contention?
Rondo vs Stockton and Nash who are the only non bigtime scoring all time points?
If we even count Nash who was also an 18-19 a game scorer at his best....
Rondo is more "pure" because he overpasses in an underperforming(relative to talent) offense and isnt a very good scorer?
That what pureness is? Lack of scoring?
Pure PG simply means pass-first PG. Most of PGs are looking to score first, thats why its quite rare trait on elite level.
How well they run the offense is another question, Stockton did a great job, Nash/Kidd too, Rondo... not so much. Celtics offense literally improved with Rondo out, and with him its at the very bottom of NBA.
Rondo can play at superstar level (when he wants), but "Rondo ball" is a bad offense. Unlike other pass-first superstars, Rondo by himself
doesnt know how to run the offense, so thats on Doc (and boneheadedness of Rondo).