I'm just gonna throw this out there because I feel like we have all fallen for the sentiment that through Rondo comes number 18... IMO this is wrong. The two guys out there last night busting their tails and LEADING this team to victory were the same 2 guys that lead them to banner 17, PAUL PIERCE and KEVIN GARNETT!!! Ever since Garnett's injury in 09 we have been falling in love with the notion that Rondo should be the leader of this team, that Rondo is our best player. I'm sorry but the two animals out there last night diving on the floor for a loose ball while up 20 in a regular season game ARE our best players. When we won is was Paul and Kevin at the podium not Rondo. If we are going to win or have any chance at a deep run these guys need to realize that they need to lead this team and not DEFER to a player that is a far better passer than scorer.
Further more I thought Avery played the role last night that Rondo played in 08... A guy that is there to facilitate, bring energy and hustle his ass off. He did that and Rondo does that too, SOMETIMES, you ever notice how we have these long droughts during games?? It's because Rondo decides that he would like to take a few plays off. He gambles way to much on defense to the point where he is a liability on both sides of the ball, not just offensively.
What one player is on our roster we could get the most value out of?? RONDO!! Trade Rondo not Paul Kevin or Ray!! They still want to win but cannot do so deferring to a lesser player. I agree Rondo is the most talented player on our roster, but please tell me how many championships Allen Iverson won being pound for pound the most talented player in the NBA for all those years?? 0!!! This game isn't just about talent, it's about Heart, Passion, bringing it EVERY night.
Danny, Doc, give these guys back THEIR team!!! Let Avery play the role of 2nd year point guard to go along for the ride!! Let The Truth and the Big Ticket show you why they have those nicknames and Rondo does not!!!