Re: Working the NBA Trade Machine: Rondo to Sacramento!
posted at 10/27/2013 12:13 PM EDT
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to R9R's comment:
The issue with dealing Rondo is that we go from a team with a legitamit allstar, to a team with no Allstars. Do you really want years and years of what we saw this preseason? A team with no leader, no star talent and no identity. With Rondo we have someone to build around. Without Rondo we have two years of trying to figure out who to build around, and then two years of actual building. Even if we get the two lottery picks, what if they aren't as high as we expect? Ours and the Kings could easily become the 6th and 9th ... that lands us outside of the realm of franchisable players and into potential allstars, who could bust.
McClemore looks nice, but he's unproven.
This may be a fair deal for the organization, but as a fan I don't want 4 years of losing just to be relevent again. I want to dethrown Lebron. You should too. Rondo is the first piece of that puzzle.
Are you kidding?
The Bulls has never made it to the Finals since MJ left.
The Rockets have not been to the Finals since 1995.
If building a contender were that easy, both those great of the 1990s would've made it back to the Finals by now.
Don't tell me you've only been a fan of the Celtics when KG came to Boston.
Us fans since the 1980s remember the hard times, the 20-year Finals drought.
We know Rondo is an All-Star if he's surrounded by great players.
But will Rondo become an All-Star if he's the only great player on the team?
Those assist numbers will go down because it will not be KG or Pierce receiving those passes from Rondo.
Whats your point? That we should stick with the 20 year rebuild for one championship strategy?
My point is that Rondo, now like Rose or Harden is a top 10 player in this league and is enough to build around. If we didn't have Rondo, I wouldn't be a homer and say "we need to build around Green or Bradley or Sully" NO. I'd say we need to start with a franchise player, and you get one of those through the draft.
Lets put it this way. Maybe Danny keeps Rondo through this season and we end up with a #1 pick and Wiggins is looking like he'll be in the Lebron & Durant class. He dethrowns Rondo at that point, just like Pierce did with Walker. You build around Wiggins. The decision then, is do we pay Rondo his extention to make Wiggins the better player and hope that they can contend after a few years in the league. But maybe, the best would be to make a clear statement that this wil be Wiggins team, and to send Rondo to a contender for another pick. At that point, really, Rondo's value isn't as high (to Celtics) because we have that franchise player.
Does that make sense? I just don't want to see our only franchise player shipped out for a roll at the dice, without having that next franchise player. That is how a team dies. The Bobcats with all their picks never found "the guy". Looks like Orlando has found theirs in Oladipo. In the NBA you really need "the guy" to take over games. Successful teams have it.