Chemistry is everything when it comes to formulating a productive team. The more familiar the players are with each other, the easier it is to play with each other. The more familiar the players are with their coaching staff, the easier the overall chemistry becomes. Rondo already said on media day that he and head coach Brad Stevens were best friends, but it's important for the leader of the team to become well acquainted with all members of the coaching staff, not just the head coach. It's good to see that Rondo is receiving crucial assistance from assistant coach Ron Adams.
Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics assistant coach Ron Adams forging beneficial parternship at training camp:
Celtics employees have been impressed by Rondo’s work ethic during his recovery, saying he’s begun to work with Adams every day. Adams has been given credit for helping Derrick Rose’s jumper, so he’s used to assisting explosive point guards who need to refine their form. According to one team employee, Adams works on plenty of technical stuff with Rondo.
This spells nothing but good news for Rondo. Rondo isn't necessarily a "shooter", but before he went down with the ACL injury, Rondo was one of the best mid-range jump shooters in the NBA. Pair that with the experience that Ron Adams has in this particular area of player development, and Rondo's game can evolve to great heights. Granted, I'm not expecting 90% from the free-throw line and 40% from 3-point range next season, but simply having a free throw percentage of 75% and a 3-point percentage of 30%+ can do wonders not only for Rondo himself, but for his teammates as well.
With Pierce, Garnett, and Terry no longer on the team, floor spacing may prove to be a problem for the Celtics next season. Those 3 players were among the best jump shooters on the team, and the players that the Celtics got in return aren't exactly known for their floor spacing. MarShon Brooks, Keith Bogans, Kris Humphries, and Gerald Wallace are not your ideal knock-down shooters, so the Celtics are going to need players like Rondo to step up their games, and have solid seasons shooting the ball. It may not be easy, and it may take some time, but I'm sure that Ron Adams will help Rondo every step of the way.
What are your thoughts? Can Adams help Rondo improve his shooting? Devin A. 10/03/2013 03:00:00 PM Tweet Edit