I love how everyone on this board thinks Rondo is one of the top few players in this league and a walking triple double, however can't be enough of a difference to us to have us win more than 20 games. Add Green to that who averaged 13 pts a game in only 28 minutes a game and put up 15 per in March and 17 per in April showing he was recovering and getting better as the season went, but no this team with those two guys are only going to win 20 games... LOL
That's not even mentioning Wallace and Humphries who are starter level players in this league, and Bass who is a legitimate strong bench player and borderline starter.
Wake up people! The only reason that people can kind of argue that we SHOULDN'T tank and instead find a few pieces to fit around Rondo and Green is because those two are good enough with the rest of the guys we have to actually win 30-35 games. Personally I don't see Rondo as good as many on here, or at least the guy I want to build my team around, but he is an all star level player. Same with Jeff Green once he is back completely 100%. If I thought we had a shot at signing ONE top tier free agent I'd say let's do it. We don't however, and so the draft is our only shot. That is if we can draft in the top 5...
I'd hate to agree with you again, but there you go (lol!!)
I think when it comes to Rondo, there's two trains of thought.
Some fans think he's a franchise player you can build around, where others don't.
I fall in the category where I just don't think he's a franchise player.
Sorry, but I don't look at him as a guy you can build around. Now could he be a key piece to a contending team? Yes. But I just find too many imperfections in his game to be a "go to guy." (ie....can't knock down consistent jumper, frequent turn overs, attitude issues, passes up too many shots, etc.)
I am off the belief that if the Celts can add a guy like Kevin Love or Lamarcus Aldridge, then perfect. A Rondo-Bradley-Green-insert name (Love, Aldridge) could be a VERY good core.
However, with just Rondo and Green, I don't see it.
If you could deal Rondo (and Green) now and get some value for the long term, you'd have to do it.
I believe we should do this right. Either add star players to Rondo and contend, or tear it down completely, jettison Rondo, Green and whoever else and start from scratch.
To me, a team of Rondo/Green/Bradley/Olynk/Sully is the worse thing possible. Not good enough to be a championship team, not bad enough to be a lottery pick.
I keep going back to Detroit. A deal involving Rondo being swapped for either Monroe or Drummond would be perfect. I'd rather build around a big guy than a point guard.