Originally Posted by doyung9
Originally Posted by Addict4Sneakers
Rondo is one of the 10 best players in the league.
Nothing about him is expendable
People forget Tony Parker had no jumper early in his career. Rondo with a jumper is hands down, without question, the best point guard in the league... without the jumper, still top 5.
No. I'm not trading him. Sorry.
It's not just that he has no jumper. It's the fact that he refuses to look for his own on offense, to the point where it's detrimental to the team.
I really like Rondo, his court vision/passing skills = HNNNGH
But in today's NBA, you can't be an effective PG if you add nothing to your team in the scoring department. When your PG isn't a threat to score it completely changes the way defenses play against you. It makes it harder for the other 4 guys on the team to operate. It's not like the 80s-90s where you ran everything through the post game. These days offense is usually initiated by perimeter players.
Parker didn't always have a jumper, but he would always put pressure on defenses with his ability to score off penetration. When you watch the Celtics play, Rondo doesn't even pretend to look for his own shot most of the game. And he doesn't get to the line either. He's a one-dimensional player on offense, the one dimension being passing.
Rondo is a brilliant passer, but as an overall offensive player he is expendable. In today's perimeter-oriented league, I would rather have my PG give me 7-8 assists + 15-18ppg, than 11 assists + 10-12ppg.