Re: Would you trade Rondo for these guys?
posted at 5/8/2013 12:20 PM EDT
Ky - I think his bigger point is that we have a top-7/8 PG but because he isn't top-3 certain people want him gone and believe that any serviceable PG is fine (be careful what you wish for - anyone remember the Sherman Douglas years...)
Also, as to your KG assertion (are we trading KG for a pure 5 or simply a major post player)... Here's a potential list: Brook Lopez, Duncan, Noah, Howard, M. Gasol, P. Gasol, Love, Blake Griffin, Lamarcus Aldridge, Cousins, Hibbert, Bynum, Chandler, Big Al even Monroe or Drummond solely on future potential... If Iam buildoing a fantasy league - there's over 10 names of players I would have to consider (you could add others, David Lee, Horford)... - that doesn't mean KG isn't still very good as he showed in teh NY series. You tell me how many you would trade head up - I suspect you may get to 8 or 9 pretty easy and 10+ isn't a stretch; obviously whether we are talking for a series, a season, or long-term trande changes how you look at the trade... Suspect I'd come up with a similar list of SF's to compare very favorably in a head-to-head trade with PP.
One on one - it all depends on which Rondo (the one that wasn't great this year or th eone that was awesome in the playoffs last year...). Yes: CP3, Irving, Rose, Parker. Maybe: DWill I think his best is behind him and he has basically thrown two coaches under the bus; Curry (completely different types of PG's); Westbrook - will he ever make the players around him better? No: Conley based on career - boyhe played well last night; if that continues then maybe; Holiday, Felton, Lilliard. (Surprised you left Ty Lawson off your list... although I think I'd choose RR)
RR is a top-10 PG. Last playoffs - top-5. Be careful believeing that any old schmoe can be a PG on a champioship team... unless of course on the wing you have MJ, LBJ, Kobe, Bird, etc.