Rondo's scoring deficiency is the reason why I have been open to Rondo being traded since before this recent winning streak.
Other than Championship caliber defense, Championship teams need elite scorers and Rondo, unfortunately, is an inconsistent and, too often, unreliable source of points. He's an excellent distributor, but in the playoffs against the elite teams is when elite scorers are at a premium.
This is the reason why the Rondo for Curry trade rumors last season had me very intrigued despite Curry being injury prone up until that point because the kid was already an elite shooter and has all the potential to be an elite scorer.
Rondo's an excellent player, but, in the end, regardless of his assist total, triple doubles, individual statistics, and spectacular single-game performances, this team more than likely will not win a title if he's the clear best player on the team.