Re: Rondo and Brad Stevens the perfect marriage.
posted at 7/4/2013 12:46 AM EDT
In response to prakash's comment:
In response to Fierce34's comment:
The problem is Rondo might think he's better than Stevens.
That's where the problem will start.
Yes, this one is hard to predict. Rondo has such a personality that he will challenge Brad Stevens. However, Rondo's mercurial brilliance is very obvious as well. The question is, "Will Brad Stevens be able to hold his own?" He should be able to given how much trust Danny has put in him.
I am pretty sure that Danny has thought this through. I don't think that the cause and effect are related. Danny has already made the decision whether or not to trade Rondo. The driving considerations are getting a high draft pick, getting more future picks and dumping salary. That is balanced against a faster recovery pace after tanking this year. And tanking it will be whether or not they keep Rondo because even if they keep him, his recovery will take time, new player development will take time and the new chemistry will take time.
So I don't think that the hiring of Brad Stevens affects the "trade Rondo" outcome.
I think, this is a good post. I don't doubt Rondo will test Stevens. I just think a coach this into metrics, this into studying film, will be able to come up with a better answer than, "because I said so"
Rondo, is bright, I think he'll respect solid answers. Also, this team is his without, Pierce and KG. I think he'll be anxious to prove himself. If a coach can present good reasons to do something I think Rondo will buy in. Rondo seems a diva, but he seems ambitious as hell as well.