Re: The Great Point Guard (Rondo) Debate
posted at 7/28/2013 7:21 PM EDT
In response to kdp59's comment:
In response to DrBoogiebone's comment:
That's my take on this whole thing. Unique talent like Rondo is too far and few in between to just toss away. We may not see another as good as him in a C's uniform for another 20+ years people. Appreciate what we have.
there are very few Celtic fans who want to "just toss away" Rondo.
I doubt the majority of Celtic fans see Rondo as a talent that we may not see in another 20 years also....that would be futre hall of fame type player.
In MY opinion you over value Rondos' play...that said he IS a top 5-10 PG in the NBA currently.
so those of us that are OK with Rondo being traded now or soon or even promote him being moved in this re-build. see it as a way to get better in the long run.
no one wants to"toss Rondo away for nothing". Personally I would be happy to get say Monroe and Knight for Rondo. I see it as making the Celtics a better team in the long run.
ROndo is the top PG in assists (or was with Pierce and KG anyway).
He also is a bad FT shooter and has little 3 pt range
you can't accept one without the other and they both matter if you have the ball in your hands at crunch time.
you also need to remember that ROndo is going to wnt MAX money in two years. when he wil be 29 I think. I beleive THAT also changes the equation on Rondos' value to the team.
While I am fine with him being here at current salary (if Management decides it's best) I thnk he is VERY over valued at max money.
yes there are a FEW on this board who you could call "Rondo haters" ,,, they thnk he has NO vlaue whatever.
there are also some here who apparently think Rondo is a future hall of famer
most here see the truth as somewhere in the middle
Look, If Pierce can be traded, becasue the team thinks it will make the celtics better, then Rondo is NOT un-touchable and SHOULDN'T be in anyones mind....IMO
Please don't mock me. That's rude. I think you've gotten off base with what this thread is about my friend. I'm comparing Rondo to other current, elite PG's. Not his trade value, contracts, or whether or not he should even be traded (which I'm not against).
"I doubt the majority of Celtic fans see Rondo as a talent that we may not see in another 20 years also". I'm not sure if I was just insulted or not. I thought I was also in the "majority" of C's fans... Anyway, looking back.... when was the last time we had someone of Rondos' caliber at the point? I'm talking about what he is.... a perenial allstar among the elite PG's in the league, who's also had his name thrown around in MVP talks. These are facts, not opinion. Dennis Johnson is the only other 1 close in my mind. How long ago was that? 20+ years, right? Rondo is not only a top assist PG, but also one of the top rebounders as well. Something this team desparetly needs.
As a side note - I happen to think Monroe and Knight for Rondo is tossing him away. What credentials do they have? But that's just me. I can't speak for the majority. I don't expect us all to agree on trade ideas. In fact, I love hearing all the different sides of the issue.
All the same, thanks for your input dude.