There's no doubt Irving is better than Rondo.
I am not even sure it's close.
Of course there is, unless your method of comparing players consists entirely of how much they score.
How I wish your Rondo obsession would be shared by at least one rival GM. To think of what we could land...
OTOH, put most of the people here in charge of a team and we'd be perennial bottom feeders. The consensus opinion in the forums has been wrong often enough that I don't find being in the minority to be particularly distressing.
I wouldn't picture you lasting long enough in charge of a team (or even a lunch order) to be perennial anything, so maybe you would make a better GM than the consensus opinion. It would give your replacement a head start on fixing your mess. So we're in agreement, TP.
And as an added bonus, Ricky Davis (whom you defended as a worthwhile gamble) and Mark Blount (whose signing you excused as defensible because we didn't have a franchise big man) are both available! Rondo, Ricky Davis, and Blount, the BBallTim Dream Team, are all within reach.