Haven't read through the thread, but as for the title... not really news.
30 out of 30 NBA GMs would take Irving over Rondo if they were building a team from the ground up.
Thanks for your personal, completely unfounded, opinion.
It's his personal opinion, but I question how unfounded it is.
A couple of years ago, Danny tried to move Rondo for Steph Curry, and was rebuffed. Similarly, New Orleans indicated it had no interest in Rondo, despite him being on a very good contract relative to his talent.
Now, that's just two GMs out of 30, but I get the sense that the league is moving in the direction of guys who can create their own offense.
I agree that most GM's would probably take Irving over Rondo but that's because the entire league has been transformed by the "shooting guard that can't play shooting guard because he's not big enough but is a great passer for a shooting guard so let's make him a point guard" syndrome.
Irving, Rose, Westbrook, Curry, Ellis, Lillard, Walker, Robinson, Hill, Jennings, etc.
The trend is to have a PG that can score first, shoot efficiently from three second, pass third.
That's not my type of PG. A huge amount of NBA GMs might love that. I don't.