Wow... when it was first reported it said Philly sent out Holiday and a 2014... but it was the other way around:
The New Orleans Pelicans traded center Nerlens Noel and a 2014 protected first-round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for point guard Jrue Holiday, league sources told ESPN.com.
WOW... Seriously? Wow. I know Holiday has more trade value than Rondo, but that's insane... the best player in the draft + a 2014 for a 23 year old PG. As Noel was slipping I was like, "Trade Rondo and the #16 for him!! trade Rondo and the #16 for him!!"... and yet Holiday fetches Noel AND a 2014 pick from the Pelicans? Holy crap. DEFINITELY trade rondo if he has anywhere NEAR the kind of trade value that Holiday has.
You should probably consider what your hoping we could trade Rondo *and a draft pick* for a prospect that couldn't even fetch a lesser point guard without a pick in a loaded draft thrown in says about your knowledge of trade values.
Yep, I don't trust this guys player evaluation, whatsoever.
Why? Rondo doesn't have have as much trade value as a 23 year old allstar point guard WITHOUT a torn ACL.
I fail to see how I'm wrong. Rondo has baggage, is 4 years older, is still recovering from a torn ACL, has major flaws in his offensive game and a frequently reported attitude problem.
You fail to see how you're wrong because you seem to be unable to differentiate between a fact and an opinion that you hold that many people disagree with. Rondo's led his team on multiple deep playoff runs and is one of the better offensive players in the league. It's true that he as flaws in his game. The part you're missing is that he's terrifically talented in many other facets of his game and he's smart enough to maximize his talents and minimize the effect of his shortcomings.
If you watched the team in the playoffs last year and this year (with and without Rondo) you saw Rondo carry the team on offense in 2012 (scoring or assisting a higher percentage of his team's points than anyone in the league) and you saw the team stumble miserably without him (despite adding a good scorer and playing against a poor defensive team).
Plenty of people notice that Rondo has flaws in his game. Many of them can tell you in great detail how those flaws make it easier to defend a player and how it will have a negative effect on a team. Some people go so far as to think that their analysis actually overrides what happens on the court, as if their not understanding how Rondo can succeed in spite of his flaws means that he *isn't* succeeding, and our success on offense *must* be due to the other players. That's now how things work, just like telling people many times that the team would do fine in the playoffs without Rondo didn't make it happen.