I may get flamed for this but, if Rondo was truly the teams best player, that meant we had no chance at a title to begin with. Rondo cannot be a championship caliber teams best player. He is too limited offensively. We cannot go to him down the stretch, and he doesn't have the ability to put the team on his back like most other star players do. Rondo is a complimentary piece to a championship puzzle. If he's the second or third best player on your team, you're in business, but if he's your best player that means you need to make a few moves, honestly. Having said all that, i don't think the team is championship contenders with or without him, so there is no need to panic at all. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. That's what would have happened if Rondo were healthy anyway.