Every trade idea surrounding Rondo has been dumb so far and would only make us worse than we already are. I palm my face to all these trade ideas. Rondo is not the problem. As a matter of fact, he's the best and most consistent player we have and his prospect is endless. Would be a big mistake to trade the guy.
He is the best player we have, but definitely not the most consistent. In fact, I would say that he's the primary culprit of our team's inconsistency. When Rondo is out there giving it 100%, then we are a very different team. But when disinterested Rondo shows up, then we look awful. I expect good Rondo tonight and on Sunday vs Miami. Two marquee games on National TV.
Any time the team's inconsistent people see it as Rondo being inconsistent. And the whole "national tv" thing is an absolute joke. The only reason anyone ever makes that claim is because they heard it on tv and it makes Rondo look bad. It's not something they'd ever notice on their own and they don't realize that the reason most of Rondo's triple doubles are on national tv is because all playoff games are on national tv.
Whether you call them "national TV games" or just "games against good / exciting opponents," it amounts to the same thing -- Rondo is often a different player in games that seem to offer a compelling reason for him to play like a star. In less "interesting" matchups, Rondo often disappears or is flat out mediocre.
I think it's perfectly fair for people to be frustrated that a guy shows the ability to consistently play great in big games, only to play average-at-best against run of the mill competition with maddening frequency.
In that sense, Rondo is actually quite consistent. And it's really irritating.