Just give the guy a break, he is a down-to-earth, hard-working player who knows his role, his abilities and limitations. He will turn out to be a good role player for us and with Chandler and Melo on the floor that might be exactly what we are going to need.
When LJ came to New York many people criticised him as his points and rebounding numbers decreased compared to his Charlotte Hornets days. Nobody noticed that his assists went up and even less so did people recognise the little things he did for the team.
Fields -- by no means -- is Larry Johnson but just as with Johnson, his role changed completely with Melo in NY. He was taken out of is comfort zone. He will have to find a new one and I believe sooner or later we will see exactly that.
Also your post on Douglas essentially is saying that Douglas is not as good as Rondo. Not a big surprise really. As much as I hate Rondo's demeanour, I have to say that he knows how to get to the basket. That is a well-established fact around the league. On Christmas day he was actually making mid-range jumpers after pick-and-pop plays. Firstly, nobody had that on their scouting report, secondly if that turns out to be a consistent shot ,we will see his numbers going up even more, regardless of who will play against him.
And finally comparing Douglas to Rondo (today) isn't accurate. Being put into the driver's seat of a team with two ball-hungry forwards who rely on completely different styles of play (pick-and-role vs. iso-offence) does not come close to the situation Rondo is in now. He has managed to establish himself over five years in the league. When the big three in Boston were first put together, there were serious doubts whether he could handle the situation, just as there is with Douglas in New York. Additionally, the styles of play of Garnett, Pierce and Allen fit together much better than Chandler's, Anthony's and Stoudemire's.
If you could choose between the starting jobs of Rondo in 07/08 and Douglas in 11/12, which one would you pick (regardless of the fact that 08 would mean playing for the Celtics)?
All that being said, we will find out how good/bad Douglas is once Bibby/Davis had their go at running the point. If they can deliver, I will eat my words. However, from what I have seen over the three games so far, I would not want to be in the man's shoes.