good post....douglas just has to improve finding the open man, especially on fast breaksI think we signed Bibby b/c we're confident T-Douglas is fine to run the point. he's had 2 years in the offense. Is healthy. Plays excellent defense. Can hit the 3. Remember a guy like Rondo, and what happened to his game when the talent around him improved?
Let's compare Rondo to Douglas, the first 2 years of their careers:
Minutes per game
Rondo had 23:30 & 29:53
Douglas had 19:23 & 24:18
Points per game
Rondo had 6.4 & 10.6
Douglas had 8.6 & 10.6
Assists per game
Rondo had 3.8 & 5.1
Douglas had 2.0 & 3.0
Steals per game
Rondo had 1.6 & 1.7
Douglas had 0.8 & 1.1
Turnovers per game
Rondo had 1.8 & 1.9
Douglas had 1.0 & 1.1
Rebounds per game
Rondo had 3.7 & 4.2
Douglas had 1.9 & 3.0
3-point shooting pct
Rondo shot 20.7 & 26.3
Douglas shot 38.9 & 37.3
*Although Rondo shot 48 total 3s his first 2 years, while Douglas shot about 560 of them.
Their FG% & FT% were pretty much dead even.
BOTH PLAYERS improved gradually, from season to season. Douglas improved his soph season & he played the entire year with a bum shoulder.
I think it's fair to expect Douglas to continue progressing. He is healthy, added 15 pounds of muscle.
Both players play GREAT defense.
Both players are basically the same size. Rondo the longer wingspan, while Douglas an inch taller.
Both were very good players in college.
Rondo saw his career take off when the Big-3 emerged in BOS. I expect the same thing to happen with Douglas, now that he's playing with one of the best front courts in the NBA.
Rondo was the better pure PG. A much better passer, But Douglas is a much better shooter (from downtown). Both can penetrate.
The key is: Will Douglas learn to be a pass-orientated PG. Facilitate? Run the p-&-r? We shall see.
Put, brace yourself. Our Big-3 might find out sometime in the upcoming post season, that we have a nother emerging star...