posted at 3/1/2014 11:55 AM EST
In response to Free-UB's comment:
heard this on cowherd from 2 days ago as they were discussing rr. colin is totally against rondo as a catalyst. thinks he's a jabroni and not a guy u can rally your team around. always brings up how tubby smith who could get along with putin and obama at a dinner party at the same table had a tough time with rr. thinks rr has a personality disorder.
the expert who was not named by cowherd (just stated) thinks the longer he's on the team as a leader just a matter of time before he pulls more stunts that totally diminishes his value. thinks the quicker u get rid of him the better. feels there are 40 other guards he would pick BEFORE rr as a PG. they dont see him as a glue guy for a locker room. thnks the relationship with DA and BS is irreparable.
You're mixing together two mostly unrelated events. First - RR didn't go to Sacto to stay with his family for his BD. Second - article in ESPN Insider by Chris Broussard about overrated/underrated players in NBA based on opinion of 3 scouts.
The latter was mentioned by Cowherd. Below is the part related to RR from the original article.
Eastern Conference scout: "Three years ago, I was the only scout saying Rondo is overrated, and I was crucified for it. I was saying he was awful. I think he's a selfish player. He's only going to pass it to you if he thinks he can get an assist. I've seen him come out for pregame warm-ups with his shoes untied, shooting lefty foul shots. For him to come out for a game with that attitude makes me question his work ethic. I've never liked his game.
"If you play with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen at close to their peak, they're going to raise everyone's game. Defensively, Rondo's a bit of a gambler, and I don't think his defense is all that. If I was starting a team and had my choice of any point guard, he would be 40th. I mean it. I'd take some backups before him."
Besides the ridiculousness of the statement that RR is no better than 39 PGs in NBA, his (scout) statement about RR being selfish and giving pass only to the player who can score is a fine example of stupidity.