Can these two guys play together? It didn't work well in the early part of the year. For one Rondo dominates the ball. Jeff is a player that needs to have the ball in his hands for those thunderous dunks. He hasn't so far shown he is a guy that uses picks to get open for jumpers while RR holds until he gets open.
The whole season next year depends on Rondo. He has to be more of a scorer for himself. He also has to do more WITHOUT the ball. Other players touching the ball to create something. I don't think our team is that far off with a healthy team even keeping PP and KG.
Lets look at the team:
KG- anyone that does'nt know what he brings to the team- well hmm, forget it.
PP- He is a scorer- something we need.
RR- The guy that can control the ball when needed, also talented enough to do a lot of things. He has to score 16-20 pts a game.
Sully- We have a rebounder, hopefully he will be better this year.
AB- He can give us a stopper when not asked to do a lot of other things.
Jeff- He stepped up and hopefully could lead the team in scoring
Now that is a pretty good team. Lets add some bench help.
another draft pick- get lucky
Get a guard that can create for himself and can SCORE
Make some trades with JT, CL, BB, MELO, Crawford (possible keeper). Get some size
All of this depends on Doc doing his job better. We have to get uptempo. Doc has to play his bench. He can't overplay KG and PP.
I can see this team being competitive. Will they win a championship? Doubtful but how many teams out there can say they got a chance next year? I can name them on one hand. The point being this is better than a crapshoot lottery than nothing is guaranteed.